Elizabeth Melnick of Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center shows a five-day-old Douglas squirrel to some of the many visitors to the centre’s annual open house, held Saturday and Sunday. The centre cares for more than 1,000 sick, injured and orphaned wild birds and small animals each year. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Elizabeth Melnick of Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center shows a five-day-old Douglas squirrel to some of the many visitors to the centre’s annual open house, held Saturday and Sunday. The centre cares for more than 1,000 sick, injured and orphaned wild birds and small animals each year. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Wildlife centre in Abbotsford shows off rescued critters

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center holds annual open house

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford hosted its annual open house on Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 25 and 26).

Visitors were able to see some of the wild babies and recovering “patients” during a guided tour of the facility.

The open house also included a barbecue lunch by donation, a silent auction and a bake sale.

The centre cares for more than 1,000 sick, injured and orphaned wild birds and small animals each year.

It also offers a school and community education program and provides telephone assistance to the public inquiring about wildlife.

For more information, visit elizabethswildlifecenter.org or call 604-852-9173.