Event will feature animals from UI's Wildlife Clinic
URBANA — The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic would like the public to attend a "baby shower" Saturday at Prairieland Feeds in Savoy to benefit the animals cared for at the clinic.
Dr. Julie Whittington, director of the clinic, said the purpose of the event is primarily to educate the public.
"Our job is a whole lot easier when people know when to help and when not to help," Whittington said.
"I want people to come learn about how to help baby wildlife without hurting them, to visit with our resident birds of prey, learn about wildlife babies by playing baby shower games, and see real live wildlife babies that have been orphaned," Whittington said.
Whittington said there will be baby squirrels and rabbits there, as well as a red-tailed hawk and a great horned owl,
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Prairieland Feeds, 303 S. Dunlap Ave.
"They can bring us baby shower gifts or stop by and leave a monetary donation," she said.
Gifts might include office and medical supplies or food for the animals.