Baby season is coming to Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center!
Every spring, hundreds of baby wildlife, some injured and abandoned, arrive at the center. In preparation for the new arrivals, Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh (HARP) will host a Wildlife Baby Shower to help stock up on supplies needed for the busy season ahead.
Rather than an in-person event, the public is invited to virtually participate in the Wildlife Baby Shower on Saturday, April 10. Gifts from our wish list and monetary contributions will ensure the smallest animals get the care they need to grow healthy and strong.
“While our Baby Shower is virtual this year to ensure everyone’s safety, our need is just as great”, said Katie Kefalos, senior clinic manager at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. “Support from the public is vital to our efforts to give the hundreds of baby wildlife, from raccoons and bunnies to squirrels and owlets, the chance to survive and thrive.”
Supplies that may be donated for the Baby Shower include common items that can be found in your local grocery store like paper towels, canned mixed fruit, and unsalted nuts. Other specialty items include digital kitchen scales, knitted nests and pruned tree branches. Items may be dropped off at HARP’s East Side (6926 Hamilton Avenue), North Side (1101 Western Avenue) or Wild Side (6000 Verona Road, Verona) locations or donors may select items from our Amazon Wish List for delivery to the Wildlife Center.
In celebration of the Wildlife Baby Shower, Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh will be sharing special programming via Facebook Live from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 10. Viewers can enjoy wildlife encounters with our educational ambassadors, take a virtual tour of the Wildlife Center, see how our babies are feed and learn what to do if you find baby wildlife.
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is a fully-licensed wildlife clinic with 20 State and Federal permits that specializes in the care of Pennsylvania wildlife. Each year the center provides treatment and rehabilitation to more than 4,000 animals so that they may be returned to their natural habitat. Of the over 100 unique species admitted and treated are more than 2,300 mammals, 1,700 birds and 50 reptiles.