The Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) received a significant gift of equipment and materials recently when Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre on Salt Spring Island was no longer able to use a large walk-in freezer, stainless steel hospital equipment and other support materials at their new location.
“This gift is substantial and will go a long way to help MARS be more effective in our rescue and rehabilitation work here,” said Warren Warttig, president of MARS.
“As our animal caseload has doubled over the past few years,” said Warttig, “the Society has outgrown its current facility and we must build a larger animal hospital and provide more rehabilitation spaces for the 800 birds and animals we care for each year.”
In 2017, MARS Wildlife Rescue will relocate and open a new 11 acre facility to meet the growing wildlife rehabilitation program it offers on Vancouver Island.
MARS Wildlife Rescue is licensed and approved to rescue and care for injured wildlife in central and northern Vancouver Island.