Kiwanis Club hosts volunteer from Wildlife in Crisis Jan. 5

Have you ever wondered who to call if you see an injured wild animal in your back yard or what to do about bats that have nested in your attic?

Join Amy Jenner of Weston-based Wildlife in Crisis this Saturday, Jan. 5, at Norfield Parish Hall at 8:30 a.m. for a presentation on a variety of indigenous wild animals, some tips on our co-habitation with animals in their native habitat and some common issues and solutions.

There will be a question-and-answer time to address questions and concerns. Breakfast will be served, and members of the public are welcome.

Ms. Jenner has been an active volunteer with Wildlife in Crisis (WIC) since 2007. Passionate about the mission of WIC, and under the education of renowned wildlife rehabilitator Dara McDonough-Reid (founding director of WIC), Ms. Jenner conducts frequent community outreach and education programs in an effort to further the mission of the organization.

Since 1988, Wildlife in Crisis has provided care for debilitated wildlife, in addition to its habitat preservation and environmental education programs, all in an effort to improve the quality of life in the Weston community.

Each year, WIC cares for more than 5,000 injured and orphaned wild animals with the goal of rehabilitating them and releasing them back into the wild. In addition to wildlife care, WIC volunteers answer more than 15,000 phone calls regarding native wildlife.

Wildlife in Crisis is the only organization of its kind in Connecticut, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to care for all species of native wildlife.

The Kiwanis Club of Weston, an organization dedicated to community service, sponsors a variety of programs and events to raise money for local organizations whose activities benefit the community at large.

The club’s membership is open to all men and women living or working in the area. For more information, visit westonkiwanis.org.

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