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.
This fun-filled event is set for Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day) from 10 a.m. to Noon at HARP’s East Side shelter (6926 Hamilton Ave. Pittsburgh 15208). During the celebration, guests can enjoy animal encounters, crafts, snacks and more. Just like a human baby shower, the wildlife shower would not be complete without gifts!
Gifts brought to the Wildlife Baby Shower will help the Wildlife Center meet the many needs of the animals. A complete “gift registry” can be found at https://a.co/j9nvKWb and include common items that can be found in your local grocery store like paper towels, canned mixed fruit, and unsalted nuts. Items may be brought to the baby shower or donors may select items from the wish list for delivery to the Wildlife Center.
“In the coming weeks and months, hundreds of young animals will rely on the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for lifesaving care,” said Katie Kefalos, director of wildlife rehabilitation. “Support from the public is so important to our efforts to give the hundreds of baby wildlife, from raccoons and bunnies to squirrels and owlets, the chance to grow healthy and strong before they are released back into the wild.”
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.