Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center holds open house
PHOENIX – The Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center held their annual open house this past weekend. Visitors toured the grounds, including the on-site animal hospital and were able to view many animals from the center.
Among the animals on display were a bobcat, multiple raptors, raccoons, prairie dogs, and desert tortoises. Many of the desert tortoises were available for adoption through the wildlife center.
Events like the open house help the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center continue its mission of wildlife rescue and community education. The wildlife center receives hundreds of animals annually, and they report that they are able to return 70 percent of those animals back to the wild. The center operates on a limited budget from the Heritage Fund and private donations.
The Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center is always in need of financial and other donations.
The following items are always needed and can be dropped off at the center:
Hose Nozzles- Variable Spray Patterns
Plastic Spray Bottles
Sports Wrap/Vet Wrap/Coban
4x4 gauze pads
Baby animal bottles
Meat Baby Food-Beechnut, Gerbers, etc.
Baby Bottle Brushes – human and animal
Ceiling fan dusters
Premature bottles with nipples
Meat baby food (Beechnut, Gerbers, etc.)
Heavy duty trash bags (30-33 gallon)
The center also welcomes donation of game meats to feed to the animals. Meat needs to be in good condition, with no freezer burn.
To learn more about the programs of the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center, visit www.azwildlifecenter.net.