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AIWC Wants Your Christmas Trees!

Did you know that real and artificial trees help provide a natural habitat to the patients in our care? For all of our patients, we try to provide them with as natural an environment as possible. This helps them feel less stressed in their surroundings, which in turn aids their recovery.

On January 3rd, 2016, we invite you to drop off your tree at AIWC from 11am till 4pm. Come out and visit us and enjoy some hot chocolate and sweet treats while learning more about AIWC.

The health of our patients is our highest priority and as such, tours of our clinic are not permitted as stress is one of the biggest killers of wildlife in captivity. Those who are able to make it to our centre on the 3rd will be able to see areas of our clinic through the camera system we have in place.

To kick-start our year, we are asking for suggested donations of $10 to help provide funds for our wildlife patients in 2016. As a registered charity, AIWC relies on charitable donations and dedicated volunteers to support the more than 1,600 varied animals in need of care every year. AIWC welcomes Alberta’s injured, orphaned, and oiled wildlife, small and large, from hummingbirds to moose calves.

Whether you have a real or artificial tree, we want them! Please ensure trees are free of any ornaments and other decorations, for the safety of our patients.

After January 3rd, trees can be dropped off until January 10th, outside one of our main buildings on any day between 9am and 5pm. Please call us ahead at 403-946-2361. We are not able to pick-up trees.

I look forward to seeing you on January 3rd! Directions to our centre can be found here. Have any questions? E-mail me at holly.duvall@aiwc.ca.

See you on January 3rd! 🙂

Holly Duvall
Executive Director

5 responses to “AIWC Wants Your Christmas Trees!”

  1. Travis says:

    Great article Holly! I’ll be sure to bring in our old trees!

  2. Nicole says:

    If anyone on staff has a truck or a friend or friends with trucks, I recommend hitting the back alleys. There are 5 trees in the alley behind my house alone – behind 8th Ave and 2nd street NE

  3. Elena says:

    Yes, it is a great article…but for some people it is hard to bring in their Christmas trees between 11 and 4. I can come just early in the morning.
    Thank you.

  4. editor says:

    Hi Elena,
    Please feel free to give us a call at 403-946-2361 as we may be able to accept your tree earlier in the day. Thank you 🙂

  5. Thank you for sharing the article, after Christmas, I’ll give you a Christmas tree.

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