Slash-Signed Guitar to Help Future Owls Fly
Annual Feathers, Flippers, and Fur Auction and Event moves online to support the rehabilitation of native animals.
CALABASAS, CA [March 8, 2021] – This call was not unlike many of the other 30,000 calls answered by the California Wildlife Center (CWC) annually. A wild animal was hurt and needed urgent care. Yet this call, received several months ago, was also different because the animal’s injuries were so severe.
The patient was a great horned owl with burn injuries, perhaps caused by a flare from an industrial gas release. Her wing and tail feathers, which are vital to flying, had been nearly all burned off. A CWC veterinarian performed multiple amazing procedures to replace her damaged feathers using whole feathers from a donor owl. She was released back into the wild in early March 2021.
Those tens of thousands and thousands of calls lead to treatment of over 4,000 sick, injured, or orphaned animals annually. The beauty and resources of the area are what draws people to Southern California. They are also what increases human contact with wild animals, which frequently causes the animals harm. Whether a person accidentally knocks down a bird’s nest, or a piece of trash is ingested by a sea lion, human encroachment in Southern California is having a deleterious effect on its wildlife.
CWC is dedicated to keeping native fauna wild by rehabilitating animals as quickly as possible and releasing them back into their native territory. However, the animals treated by CWC do not have health insurance. Donations, sponsorships, and the annual Feathers, Flippers, and Fur Auction and Event provide much of the funding that keeps the doors of CWC open 365 days a year.
That’s where Slash’s signed guitar comes in, along with a number of other really interesting auction items. Bidding starts on April 11, 2021, at 8 a.m. and continues until the Celebratory Event on April 17, 2021, at 3 p.m.
The auction and event are sponsored by John Paul Mitchell Systems, Quigley -Simpson, and Common Good Advisors.
Auction items include art, clothing and accessories, experiences, fitness, food and wine, health and beauty, home and garden, jewelry, pet gifts, travel, and much more.
The April 17 Celebratory Event will feature an inside look at the patients treated at CWC and the different departments that care for them. It also will include musical numbers by AJ McLean, member of the Backstreet Boys, and Brandon Jenner, a former member of Brandon and Leah, as well as special appearances by celebrity guests.
More information can be found at cawildlife.givesmart.com
California Wildlife Center takes responsibility for the protection of native wildlife through rehabilitation, education, and conservation. It is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native California species, which otherwise would be left to suffer from the effects of human encroachment, habitat destruction and environmental damage. California Wildlife Center is a non-profit that relies on donations from the public to continue its work. Open 365 days a year, California Wildlife Center cares for over 4,000 animals and answers more than 30,000 calls annually from concerned members of the public.