Regina Wildlife Rehabilitation Center launches campaign to raise funds for new space

A registered charitable wildlife rehabilitation and education center in Regina admits and cares for more than 1,500 wild birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians each year at a 600 square foot clinic.

Salthaven West is running out of space and has launched a fundraising campaign for a new clinic. The manager said they usually have 40 patients in the winter months, but currently have 70 and more space is needed.

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“We’re almost double what we usually have and we started with just a few hundred patients a year, and we’ve seen over 1,500 patients a year,” Megan Lawrence said.

“Our clinic just can’t accommodate that many patients anymore. We definitely need a new facility.

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There’s no prize that Salthaven West hopes to achieve, but whatever donations they receive, they’ll start looking for a suitable space near town.

“We know most of our patients come from here, and it’s easy for people when they bring patients to us to be as close to town as possible,” Lawrence said.

“So if we can find something in the city that meets our needs or just on the outskirts of the city, maybe in area, that’s mostly what we’re looking for.”

Along with the fundraising campaign, Salthaven West also hopes to expand its volunteer base.

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“We just took a few more. But we hope that with a bigger clinic, we can accommodate more volunteers because space is very limited,” she said.

“So. we can only have a limited number of volunteers here at a time to care for patients.

Salthaven West opened its doors five years ago and hopes to continue serving the community and surrounding areas. The fundraising campaign can be viewed on their website.

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