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Wildlife center active for 23 years

If wild animals are injured or ill in the Lake Tahoe area they don’t have to crawl off into the woods to die.

Operating out of a house in Meyers, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care can take care of them.

With as many as 50 to 60 active volunteers, donations and money brought in from fund-raisers, the nonprofit volunteer organization has nursed bald eagles, hawks, raccoons, deer, bobcats, owls and numerous other kinds of animals back to health.

The organization is in its 23rd year of operation.

Cheryl Millham, executive director of the organization, said the reason they do the work is simple.

“There’s a need,” she said. “If there wasn’t a need, we wouldn’t be doing it.”

Any volunteers who want to work with animals must take a training class that is held each June. Anyone interested in donating or taking the annual volunteer training course can call Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care at (530) 577-CARE, 577-2273.

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