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February 20, 2014
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Thanks for donations to animal infirmary

On behalf of Nancy Laird, R.N., and her tireless team at the Wild Animal Infirmary for Nevada in Washoe Valley, we wish to thank the good folks of Carson City and surrounding areas for their generous donations to aid this wonderful organization in their tireless and unending work of rescuing ill and injured wildlife, caring for them as they heal, performing rehabilitation and ultimately releasing wildlife when appropriately healthy.

There continues to be a need for certain items to aid in their efforts. Among those items are large handheld cotton, not nylon or synthetic, fishing nets to restrain the raptors (hawks, eagles, etc.) while being treated. (Cotton does better at not injuring the birds as it is more forgiving to any possible wing damage). Also, Exact and NutriStart (baby songbird food), chick starter, and game bird starter, hen scratch and puppy pads, small ones, about 17 by 24 inches, and large pads, about 24 by 36 inches, (used in the indoor cages, as well as the carriers since the birds are not house-broken). Also, new carpet samples 16 by 24 inches or 21 by 23 inches (used in cages for birds with spinal injuries), and pet heating pads that do not turn off for placing injured wildlife on to facilitate faster recoveries.

With the continuing drought and the increase of new patients at WAIF, all of the above are desperately needed, including any cash donations.

As always, WAIF is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit, educational and charitable organization charted in 1978 to care for ill, injured and orphaned wildlife. When the birds and animals have recovered, they are returned to the wild.

If anyone has items to donate and cannot take them directly to WAIF (2920 Eagle St., Carson City, NV 89704), please call us at 775-246-9174 and we will arrange for pickup and will see that you receive a tax receipt for your kindness. Thank you.

Fred and Carole Bien

Carson City

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