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Urgent: Funding Needed to Save the Wildlife Center at Crosstimbers Ranch

Terrell, TX, September 15, 2015 --( The Wildlife Center at Crosstimbers Ranch (WCCR), a 501(c) 3 non-profit wildlife rescue organization, needs immediate funding to pay off its property or risk closing its doors.

“We are currently able to maintain our daily operations but we do not have enough to take on a mortgage or buy the property outright,” said Valeri Marler, Founder of The Wildlife Center at Crosstimbers Ranch (WCCR). “We desperately need the money to purchase the property in the name of our organization immediately or risk losing it to a buyer and being evicted. Once in our name, we can apply for various grants and continue to service, grow, and improve our operations helping all North Texas wildlife.”

As the only fully staffed center for wild mammals in all of North Texas, WCCR treats and releases approximately 5,000 animals each year and that number continues to grow. In addition, WCCR is a sanctuary to the less than 2% of wildlife (approximately 60 animals currently) that are unable to be released back into the wild.

Wild animals taken to local North Texas animal shelters, or picked up by animal control officers typically do not stay at the shelter. They must be cared for by a permitted wildlife rehabilitator. Therefore most of the animals that make their way to the Wildlife Center at Crosstimbers Ranch come from the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas.

Valeri Marler continued to say, “Many are aware that we faced this struggle last year. We found a temporary solution, but to give us this extended time we had to commit to a full payoff by September 1st, 2015 or face putting the property on the market. Rebuilding the center would cost far more than the payoff. Additionally, we have released hundreds of animals here that we continue to care for while they live wild, with our help.”

The Wildlife Center at Crosstimbers Ranch (WCCR) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit wildlife rescue organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured, sick, and orphaned wildlife. The National Bobcat Rescue and Research center (NBRR), a subsidiary of WCCR, is the largest bobcat rescue, rehabilitation center, and sanctuary in the United States. NBRR is dedicated to the caring and understanding of these beautiful cats.

The Wildlife Center at Crosstimbers Ranch is participating in the North Texas Giving Day this Thursday, September 17th and has setup a GoFundMe page as well.

For More Information:

Contact: Sonia Vidal –Head Vet. Technician
The Wildlife Center at Crosstimbers Ranch
11605 County Road 2312
Terrell, TX 75160
Telephone: 214-682-6186
North Texas Giving Day:
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Crosstimbers Ranch Wildlife Center
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Kelli Malone = email address

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