It would be hard to find a Pagan that is not in someway in support of wildlife conservation and on March 15, 2013 the Komo Problem Solvers were asked to help and reported that the Sarvey Wildlife Center in Arlington is struggling. You could say that the goddess Artemis looks over those that look after our wildlife but she can’t do it alone. Like many programs country wide the economy has caused many issues for Sarvey and could impact the care that they are able to give to the wildlife that are in need of their care.
Currently they are facing a huge budget shortfall and have even had to let go one of their staff members due to the lack of funds. Suzanne West, executive director of the non-profit said "their habitats are being destroyed, and so there are more and more animals that are finding themselves in need of help." Yearly, they take in about 3,000 animals and that is a lot of medical care and mouths to feed on a slim budget.
The center has been helping animals in our area for 30 years and is facing this year with a $95,000 budget shortfall. Suzanne said "the expense to rehabilitate wildlife is very large." She couldn’t be more right on that, caring for these animals is very costly but Suzanne, the few remaining staff members, and volunteers are committed to the wildlife in need of their help. When looking at a center like this from a Pagan perspective its almost as though you are watching the Goddess work her magic and guide people.
The center often spends roughly $500 every two weeks just for enough quail for the birds of prey and when it comes to purchasing rodents to feed the animals, they could spend upwards of $1,500 a month. It’s a lot of money and a lot of time but its well worth it. So now the center finds themselves pleading for donations to help the Great Mothers children.
If you can help the center in any way please go to SarveyWildlife.org
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