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Get inside look at animal rescue Feb. 12 in Coquitlam

This injured Northern Saw-Whet Owl was one of 4000 animals cared for last year by the staff and volunteers at the Wildlife Rescue Association in Burnaby. - Paul Steeves/Wildlife Rescue Association
This injured Northern Saw-Whet Owl was one of 4000 animals cared for last year by the staff and volunteers at the Wildlife Rescue Association in Burnaby.
— image credit: Paul Steeves/Wildlife Rescue Association

Do you know who to call if you discover an injured bird or other wild animal?

Lots of people do know the answer to this question, resulting in 2012 being the busiest year on record at Wildlife Rescue Association’s (WRA) care facilities. Last year, more that 4,000 animals were admitted to B.C.’s largest animal rehabilitation centre, which is located on the shore of Burnaby Lake.

At the Feb. 12 meeting of the Burke Mountain Naturalists, WRA educator Johanna Thompson will present a video and slideshow on what happens once an animal enters the care centre and how it is rehabilitated for eventual release back into the wild. The care facilities are not open for tours, so this virtual tour is an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about this local organization that receives injured, orphaned and pollution-damaged wildlife.

Tuesday’s meeting will be held in the church hall of Como Lake United Church, located on the corner of Marmont Street and King Albert Avenue in Coquitlam. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge. For more information, call 604-936-4108 or 604-461-3864, or visit www.bmn.bc.ca.

 

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