MARS receives gift

The Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society  received a significant gift of equipment and materials when Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre on Salt Spring Island was no longer able to use them at their new location.

“This gift of a large walk-in freezer, stainless steel hospital equipment and other support materials is substantial and will go a long way to help MARS Wildlife Rescue be more effective in our rescue and rehabilitation work here,” said Warren Warttig, president of MARS. “As our animal caseload has doubled over the past few years, the society has outgrown its current facility, and we must build a larger animal hospital and provide more rehabilitation spaces for the 800 birds and animals we care for each year.”

In 2017, MARS Wildlife Rescue will relocate and open a new 11-acre facility to meet the growing wildlife rehabilitation program it offers on Vancouver Island.

 

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