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Help! We are in need of your support with the completion of the wildlife nursery here at Elizabeth's Wildlife Center. The nursery requires a sink, plumbing, new flooring and necessary finishing. http://www.elizabethswildlife.... More ...

We are in need of your support with the completion of the wildlife nursery here at Elizabeth's Wildlife Center. The nursery requires a sink, plumbing, new flooring and necessary finishing.

The nursery is one of the most important functions at the Center, as this is where the sick and injured animals are brought for immediate attention.

Elizabeth's Wildlife Center was established in 1986. Elizabeth Melnick, founder and primary caregiver of the Center, is a qualified registered nurse and wildlife rehabilitator. What first began as a rescue center from her home, expanded into Elizabeth’s backyard with construction of aviaries and small housing facilities.

The Center is now a fully functioning, independent facility, capable of handling hundreds of injured/orphaned wild birds and animals. The Center has 4 buildings that serve as care-giving facilities. We have pre-release buildings, and a waterfowl pond for rehabilitation purposes.

Each year we admit over 1000 birds/animals and approximately 50% are fully rehabilitated and released. Each animal that enters our facilities is assessed, given necessary treatment, rehabilitated, and if fully recovered, released to their natural environment. Our goal is to continue our Rehabilitation and Release Program. Our Community Education Program is also an intrical part of the Center.

The Center offers a mutually beneficial solution for both animals and humans by providing a permanent and safe place for wildlife to be rehabilitated while at the same time educating the public. The Center receives animals from the local police and fire departments, the SPCA, veterinarians and residents of Abbotsford and the Lower Fraser Valley -- serving approximately 200,000 community members. The purpose of the Center is to preserve wildlife. These invaluable animals, whose natural life cycle has been disturbed by human interaction, would otherwise be euthanized.

Our goal is to increase awareness and knowledge about wild animals.

To reach Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center, call (604)852-9173, or email us.

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IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE AN INJURED, AT RISK OR ORPHANED CREATURE PLEASE contact a wildlife rehabilitation professional before trying to 'help'.

If the creature is in IMMEDIATE danger (injured/on the road, etc), PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.

Put the creature in a cardboard box just big enough to hold it, and place in warm, dark, quiet area - the bathtub/shower stall is great.

DO NOT GIVE OR PROVIDE ACCESS TO ANY FOOD OR WATER. Anything given to an injured or dehydrated creature by mouth will likely cause death. This must be handled by a professional, or under professional instruction.

Contact your nearest Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. To reach Elizabeth's Wildlife Center, call (604) 852-9173

Please be aware that it is harmful, can be dangerous, and is generally illegal to keep any wildlife, alive or dead.

Whenever possible, we always recommend keeping pets indoors as much as you can when you know of a nest in your yard. Remember it is only for a short period of time and before you know it the babies will be able to fend for themselves. Baby birds learn to fly from the ground, so you are bound to find fledglings in the grass. The parents are usually close by, keeping watch for baby!

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