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Tucson Wildlife Center looking for volunteers

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The Tucson Wildlife Center is looking for new volunteers. The center is currently the only one of its kind rehabilitating injured or orphaned wildlife in Southern Arizona, and it's been a very busy 2017. 

So far this year, nearly 3,100 animals have come through the doors. Around 2700 animals came through the facility in all of 2016. 

One reason behind the increased traffic is the tragic fire at Wildlife Rehab of Northwest Tucson, which was the other wildlife rehabilitation center in town. 

Volunteers are crucial for Tucson Wildlife Center's operations, and they're currently looking for more. 

"They help keep the cages clean, they help get the animals fed, and we get a few people that can help us with the medical work," explained Lou Rae Whitehead, TWC's Animal Care Supervisor. "They help us so we can take care of more of these animals that are brought in. Otherwise we wouldn't be able to take care of that many."

Tucson Wildlife Center is hosting a free animal rescue training session on Sunday, October 1st from 1 to 4pm. For more information on the training session, call 520-290-9453. For more information on volunteering in general, visit the center's website here. 

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