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San Diego Humane Society opening care center for wild animals

Posted at 7:03 AM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 12:29:25-05

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Humane Society will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the opening of the Pilar & Chuck Bahde Wildlife Center.

The Humane Society expects to use the facility to help rehabilitate roughly 12,000 injured and abandoned animals each year through its Project Wildlife program. Project Wildlife assists thousands of wild animals like squirrels and ducks every year to help them recuperate and, ultimately, survive.

The Wildlife Center will serve as a dedicated home for Project Wildlife's veterinary care staff, featuring multiple habitats designed to reduce stress on injured animals and help them heal faster. The facility is the Humane Society's second to be named after local philanthropists Pilar and Chuck Bahde, following the Center for Shelter Medicine's opening last November.

The ceremony is expected to begin at 11 a.m. at the Humane Society's San Diego campus, located at 5433 Gaines St. Humane Society President and CEO Gary Weitzman is expected to attend and city officials will issue a proclamation to honor the facility's opening.