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Crestview Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to host educational event

Crestview Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will hold an educational event and fundraiser Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Walmart in Ash Flat.
According to Wildlife Rehabber and Event Coordinator Rebecca Gage, there will be activities for children as well as informative aspects for adults.
“we will have activities for the kids and hand out surprise bags to them. We will have informational brochures from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to give land owners,” Gage said.
When asked more about the event, Gage said she hopes it will help raise awareness and promote more interest in rehabbing.
“The children will be learning about wildlife, make animal tracks and learn about trees,” Gage said.
Gage will be joined by fellow rehabbers Micayla Corbitt, Thomas Wells and George Yool.
“I don’t want to give too much away, but we will also have a guest appearance by a very special guest. People will have to just come out and see for themselves,” Gage said. “While the children work on projects, parents are encouraged to participate and we have information geared toward adults too. We will have some of the tools of the trade on display and will have filed guides for adults.”
Gage who is also a Wildlife Biologist will answer questions and provide advice to land owners on how to optimize hunting on their property and how to best deal with nuisance wildlife issues.
Yool, who specializes in parrot rescue will also hold a demonstration.
“Another thing we hope to accomplish is to gather donations. We need things like blankets, sheets, pet pads, newspaper, acorns, pine cones, raw peanuts, puppy formula, storage tubs, dog food, raw chicken and raw ground turkey,” Gage said. “Many rehabbers across the state have closed and we could use more.”

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