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New Center Devoted To Caring For Wildlife

Posted November 8, 2002

— Injured wildlife will soon have a treatment center all their own.

The Wildlife Rehab Center in Orange County, the only center in the area for treating wildlife, officially closed down last month. It treated more than 2,000 animals in its last year.

The center's vet, Bobby Schopler, is among a group of people determined to build anew, as soon as possible.

Dr. Schopler and his group from Orange County have teamed up with Dr. Laurel Degernes and her group from Raleigh to form the

Piedmont Wildlife Center.

They're looking for a central location to build the Center. Right now, the wild animals are being cared for by local vet hospitals and home rehabilitators.

The new center would be a valuable resource for vet students to learn more about treating wildlife. Plus, an important goal for the center is creating an outdoor education center for the public.

For more information about the Center, a seminar will be held Dec. 8, from 1-4 p.m.


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