San Antonio nonprofit raises funds on Giving Tuesday for wild and farmed animals living in an animal sanctuary

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SAN ANTONIO – Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday are behind us and now it’s Giving Tuesday. Since 2012, Giving Tuesday has become a day for people to give to charities.

In San Antonio, Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation participates and raises funds to save animals and provide care.

“Giving Tuesday is being able to take care of them, being able to welcome them when they have nowhere to go, and then hopefully being able to release them to safer lands,” Katie Fine, director of development and of Outreach at Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation said.

The non-profit organization was founded in 1977 and has two facilities.

At the San Antonio Rehab Clinic, they care for small animals like opossums, birds, and squirrels. At his 212-acre sanctuary in Kendalia, they care for wild animals.

“We also welcome farm animals, many of which are from auction and slaughter,” Fine said.

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The goal of the Giving Tuesday association is to raise $ 40,000 for the medical, physical and psychological care of animals.

“We are focusing on 10 of the animals that are in the sanctuary and that includes a black bear, a puma. We have a few pelicans, but it will also help the other 600 wild and farm animals that live in our sanctuary, ”Fine said.

This year, the organization has already saved more than 10,000 animals.

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