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September 27, 2011 > Get close to wildlife with OHS

Get close to wildlife with OHS

By Isabella Ohlmeyer

Do you have compassion for injured wild animals? Share that feeling with the Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at their annual open house Saturday, October 1. Visitors can see the facilities first-hand and learn how injured and orphaned animals including owls, dogs, cats, squirrels, rabbits, and birds are nursed to recovery and eventually released. Tours and nature crafts are available to everyone. Admission is free and all ages are welcome to attend.

The OHS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center began in 1998 as a hospital center for ill, injured, and sick wildlife animals. As one of the few humane societies to maintain a wildlife rehabilitation center, the humane society consistently advocates for all animals, from native species to abandoned companion animals. As part of their mission statement, OHS strives to "instill in the community that all living beings have a right to be treated humanely."

The center has three nurseries, an office, exam room, songbird habitats, a water bird area with pond as well as dedicated volunteers and staff. Wildlife rehabilitators are trained to safely capture, rescue, and transport the wild animals into a safe environment.

The Ohlone Humane Society (OHS) relies on support from the community through donations and volunteers to help these animals. Trash bags, wild bird seed, canned cat and dog food, dish soap and gift cards to pet stores are just a few of many suggested donations that are greatly appreciated by the humane society during their annual event.

Ohlone Humane Society has also teamed up with Donate For Charity, a company that specializes in processing vehicle donations for nonprofit organizations. Whether your generous active donation is donating a worn out vehicle, giving money, volunteering your time, or simply attending the upcoming open house, The Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is grateful for all those inspired to make a difference and improve the lives of endangered animals.

For more information on how to volunteer or contribute to the open house event or future events, visit

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Open House
Saturday, October 1
Noon to 4 p.m.
Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
37175 Hickory St., Newark
(510) 797-9449

Directions to Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Head west towards the Bay on Thornton Ave in Newark, turn left onto Hickory St., drive up Hickory until it dead-ends. Drive through the parking lot, look for the green OHS Rehab Center sign and follow the road to the right. 37175 Hickory Street in Newark.

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