The Conservancy of Southwest Florida received more than 100 gifts and over $2,500 in donations during its virtual wildlife baby shower event hosted on June 4. This event was held to help raise awareness and support for von Arx Wildlife Hospital’s youngest patients.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital treats injured, sick, and orphaned animals. With Southwest Florida’s baby season in full swing, admissions to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital will continue to double throughout the summer months. This often can lead to supply shortages needed to care for an influx of animals.
“We are extremely thankful for the generous donations we received during our baby shower event that will help our team care for those young patients who need the most time and attention,” said Joanna Fitzgerald, director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. “Our team is dedicated to caring for any mammal, bird, or reptile admitted to our facility; young wild animals face many dangers that threaten their survival.”
For those still interested in donating, the von Arx Wildlife Hospital team is requesting donations of food, vitamins, husbandry items, and household supplies, as well as monetary donations. Gifts can be donated online through the Conservancy’s Amazon Wish List or by visiting conservancy.org/babyshower.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Conservancy relies on donations to provide items that are essential to patient care, ranging from food and medicine to medical equipment and cleaning supplies.
To learn about the hospital and the efforts to care for over 4,300 patients per year, visit Conservancy.org.
About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization with a 56-year history focused on the issues impacting the water, land, wildlife and future of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Conservancy accomplishes this mission through the combined efforts of its experts in the areas of environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, world-class Nature Center and von Arx Wildlife Hospital are headquartered in Naples, Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. Learn more about the Conservancy’s work and how to support the quality of life in Southwest Florida www.conservancy.org.