An Opportunity To Learn About And Support Wildlife
Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center 'Opens House' In November
September 15, 2014
The Arizona Game and Fish Department's Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center was founded in 1983. Although the Department manages the facility, most of the daily operations are carried out by a small group of dedicated volunteers. The primary objectives of the Wildlife Center are to -
• provide immediate care for sick, injured, confiscated and orphaned native Wildlife; and
• provide Wildlife education outreach programs throughout Arizona.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily
Take I-17 to Pinnacle Peak Road (Exit 217). Head west on Pinnacle Peak Road, turn north at the first street (less than ¼ mile) into the Adobe Mountain School. Follow the signs through the parking lot to the event. Address: 2800 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Phoenix, 85027 To protect the safety and health of the Wildlife at the center, no pets are allowed at this event.
• Live Wildlife displays
• Learn to cast at our fishing activity
• BOATING law and safety information
• Self-guided tour of the facility
• Food, drink and merchandise will be for sale by the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center Auxiliary
To learn more, visit http://www.azgfd.gov/nrm/calendar_events.shtml or call (623) 236-7269.
Each year, the Wildlife Center receives up to 1,000 animals needing assistance! During our peak season (spring and summer), we can receive up to 30 animals a day. Most of these animals are provided with some level of care, rehabilitated if necessary, and released back to the wild.
Animals that cannot be released due to permanent injuries or other reasons may become "animal ambassadors" for education outreach programs or exhibits. Staff and volunteers from the Wildlife Center can interact with well up to 300,000 individuals each year.
Financial support for the Wildlife Center comes largely from Arizona's Heritage Fund - a voter-passed initiative that uses lottery ticket sales to help support Wildlife conservation and education. The Center receives additional support from public donations of money, time and supplies.
If you, your group or classroom would like to help support the Wildlife Center with a non-cash donation, the following are items we most often need:
• Paper towels
• Plastic storage bags (quart or gallon)
• Dawn dish soap
• Laundry bleach
• Heavy-duty trash bags (30-33 gallon)
• Tall kitchen trash bags (13 gallon)
• Gift cards to grocery and hardware stores
Game Meat Donations
We are also grateful for monetary donations of any size. Donations are deposited into the Department's Injured Wildlife Fund and used to support the care of the animals brought to the Wildlife Center.