Open house at Tahoe Wildlife Care
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc., will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28 at the rehabilitation center located at 1485 Cherry Hills Circle off Elks Club Drive.
The organization has held open houses in prior years in an effort to allow the community to see what goes on “behind closed doors”. Normally, only volunteers and staff are allowed in the rehabilitation compound, where many wild birds and animals are in the final stages prior to their release back to the wild. This is the one time of year the community can see the types of animals LTWC cares for and get a close-up view of how the process works.
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care annually cares for between 800 to 1,000 wild birds and animals, with an historical release rate of 67 percent. That means that two out of every three wildlife entrusted to LTWC for care is eventually released back to the wild.
“In house right now we have three bobcat kittens, a river otter, six merganser babies, great-horned owls, a red-tailed hawk and two raccoons. Every cage has something in it,” said Tom Millham, president of Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc.
Harrah’s Tahoe will provide a sheet cake for the one-day event and there will be other refreshments as well. A money tree will be available for those who wish to contribute financially to the nonprofit organization, that is now in the midst of its 25th year of “Giving Mother Nature a Helping Hand.”
For more information call Cheryl Millham, executive director of
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, at (530) 577-CARE, that’s 577-2273.