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By: Jack Banagis
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We are so happy to have such steadfast supporters. The Flatbread Company of Bedford is one of those wonderful supporters, who hosted a fundraiser for NEWC during the month of June. They raised a total of $574.00 which is amazing! On top of that we also got a neat tote bag with the NEWC logo on it, we always love getting these kind of things. It means so much to us that people donate their time and money, as this is what keep us in business. The Flatbread Company of Bedford has an amazing assortment of pizzas, you should really check them out and grab a bite to eat!

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By: Jack Banagis
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Our weekend was filled with anticipation as we waited for construction to begin. The raptor flight pen and raccoon habitat started going up today, with the main supports being put into the ground. This project has been in the works for several months and was designed by Svey Strekalovsky. The project contractor is Ken Ryder, owner of the contracting company Ryder Development, who is donating his time and talent to the project. The project would not be possible without Ken’s generous donation. New England Wildlife Center raised the money from private foundations to build the caging. The pens have some really cool aspects to them. The Raccoon habitat is going to include platforms staggered at different heights, with ways for the raccoons to walk platform to platform. These platforms act as stimulants which fuel the curiosity of raccoons and cater to their developmental and behavioral skills, which are necessary for successful release into the wild. The Raptor flight pen will be used to provide larger birds, including birds of prey, with 20′ x 60′ x 48′ (big) area to exercise and build up their stamina before release. We expect the construction to continue into September and will be providing updates as we get them.

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By: Jack Banagis
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New England Wildlife Center is proud to share some great news to our website.  For some time now, Troop 81157 of the junior girl scouts located in East Bridgewater have been collecting material goods to donate to NEWC.  Troop leader Kathy MacDonald and co-leader Rhonda DeChambeau organized the group of 15 girls into doing a variety of different activities, such as holding a candy bar raffle, to raise donations.  These activities and donations are part of the troop’s Bronze Award Service Project.  Their aspirations came to fruition on June 4th as Troop 81157 took a trip down to NEWC in order to drop off all the much needed items they have collected.  Steve Martin, the director of our volunteer programs, was there to receive the amazing collection of goods.  After many trips in and out of the Center, with hands full of donations, and after the last roll of paper towels had been delivered, the astounding total added up to almost $1000.  Steve noted that this donation was, “one of the largest item donations we have ever had the pleasure of receiving in the past few years”.  Consisting of almost every item on our wish list, the troop has gone above and beyond the call of service in order to make a real difference in the lives of all the animals treated at the Center.  We want to thank them for their time, commitment and generosity.

It warms our hearts to see girls like this take it into their own hands to make a difference for a cause they care so much about.  Every donation counts, large or small, and it is these donations that keep NEWC stocked and ready to provide care to the thousands of injured, orphaned and sick wild animals that enter through our doors every year.  We are inspired to keep doing our best thanks to the generosity of our local community.  Thank you again Troop 81157, you have made a difference!

 

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By: Greg Mertz, DVM
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These four energetic girls ran a lemonade stand on Blackhawk Street here in Weymouth and made $60!

They donated it to the Center to help us care for animals and to continue our education programs.  Thanks ladies!

By: NEWC Staff
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