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Wildlife Rescue Training for Volunteers

Bleeding Hearts to the Rescue

D.H. Lawrence said, “I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.” Which is where humans come in: We're the emotional creatures who start blubbering as soon as we hear the opening strains of “Arms of an Angel” all because of that damn ASPCA commercial full of sad puppies. Ugh, I'm tearing up already. Ahem, anyway, instead of sobbing over manipulative ads, indulge your sympathetic tendencies by going to Wildlife Rescue Training for volunteers at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park on Saturdays, April 1 and 8. For $25, you can learn how to help and care for the more than 2,000 wild things that are taken in by the Wildlife Rescue Center. Volunteers must be 13+ or 11-12-year-old helpers must have a parent present. Now stop crying and go do something useful. (Renée Chavez)

Saturday April 1, 2017

Additional Dates:

2901 Candelaria Rd NW (Rio Grande Nature Center State Park)
Albuquerque, NM 87107






Widlife Rescue Center information

Phone: 505 344-2500
Website: Click to Visit

More events at Wildlife Rescue Center

Learn ways to help and care for more than 2,000 wild animals each year. Ages 11 and up welcome.

See the website at or the Facebook page for more details about the training and the many things our volunteers get to do. Children 11-12 must be accompanied by a parent. There's a half-hour lunch each day with snacks provided, but you can also bring your own lunch.  

(There is a fee of $25 for training materials, and parking at the Nature Center is $3.)