Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:35

Give thanks to all the creatures this Christmas

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I and my family members had the great pleasure of visiting the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre this year in Coaldale, Alta.
I don’t think many people realize this is the only wildlife rescue facility located south of Calgary and it receives no government subsidies, relying solely on donations for its operating expenses.
While they specialize with owls, hawks and eagles, they also help in many other situations such as rescuing a family of ducks with newly-hatched young from a residential backyard or a woodpecker that flew inside the house of a senior citizen.
Often unrecognized for their volunteer commitment, they even answer phone calls for help, virtually every day of the year, even most times night or day, holidays included, long after most offices are closed.
If you are thinking of making a donation, or even a bequest, consider this deserving organization for your support. One hundred per cent of all contributions go to work in southern Alberta and, being small, all the proceeds directly support wildlife care and rescue.
While many people think of the centre as a summer tourist attraction, this facility has major expenses and work going on through the winter, still rescuing and caring for many birds during the darkest and coldest days and nights.
We are fortunate to have the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre serving all of southern Alberta. Consider helping an owl or eagle this Christmas. It’s also a wonderful thank you for all their work and an investment in all our communities.
Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation, 2124 16 Ave., Coaldale, AB, T1M 1J8. Phone 403-331-9520 or check out the website at:
Rose-Marie Nyberg, Lethbridge, Alta.

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