Humane Society Calumet Area’s Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (MRWRC) will host an open house with a chance to meet wildlife and enjoy fun activities for all ages on September 24 from noon to 3 p.m. at the center, 570 N. 450 E., Valparaiso, Ind.
“MRWRC’s open house offers the public an opportunity to learn about Indiana native wildlife and get an up-close view of the center’s ambassador animals,” MRWRC’s director and licensed rehabilitator Stephanie Kadletz said.
The event features hands-on kids’ activities, a bake sale, and information about wildlife species and how to help our wild neighbors. Visitors also can meet MRWRC’s educational ambassador animals—Eastern Screech Owl, Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Box Turtle, American Crow and Corn Snake.
Guests to the open house are asked to bring a supply donation from MRWRC’s wish list, which can be found at www.mrwildliferehab.org/wishlist.asp, or a monetary donation to the open house. Proceeds benefit MRWRC’s injured and orphaned wildlife.
For more information on the event and MRWRC, visit www.mrwildliferehab.org or contact 219-299-8027 or [email protected]
About Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
MRWRC was founded in 1997 by a group of wildlife rehabilitators and enthusiasts. Its primary mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and return orphaned and injured wildlife to the wild. In addition, the center provides educational opportunities for the community that promote informed and humane interaction with native wildlife. In 2014, MRWRC partnered with Humane Society Calumet Area, which allowed the center to substantially expand the scope of its mission and delivery of its services. In 2015, MRWRC admitted 1,075 injured and orphaned native wildlife.