Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release, the nonprofit organization that cares for injured or orphaned native wild mammals and birds is holding a Grand Opening on the evening on May 5, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm to celebrate the newly expanded and remodeled Intake Center. Refreshments, tours of the facility, and the wildlife ambassadors will be part of the festivities.

“The Intake Center is used to provide triage when the public brings in injured or orphaned songbirds, small mammals or bats. Our newly expanded space increases the amount of triage capacity while also providing a meeting and training room, reception area, and separate office facilities. We were very crowded, especially during the spring when so many baby songbirds, bats and squirrels came in,” explained Bev Myers, President of WR&R.

In addition, the Intake Center will be officially open on May 1 to take injured or orphaned songbirds. For small mammals and bats, people can also call the Intake Center starting May 1 for advice before bringing them in at 530-477-5774. Until May 1, people should continue to contact WR&R’s hot line at 530-432-5522 for instructions and coordination with the rehabilitation specialists. The Intake Center is open from May 1 – August 31 every year.

The Intake Center is located at 809 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley, adjacent to Walker’s Office Supply and across the street from Taco Bell in the Brunswick Basin. “If you are out and about on Saturday evening, we hope you will stop by to see our remodeling efforts and join in the festivities,” continued Myers.

What: Grand Opening of WR&R’s Newly Remodeled Intake Center

Where: 809 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley, across the street from Taco Bell in the Brunswick Basin When: Saturday evening – May 5th, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What: First Day for Intake Center Operation

When: May 1

For More Information: Kathleen Willis – 530-470-0565