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November 1, 2013

Oregon Animal Sanctuary Seeks Funds to Keep Wildlife Hydrated

Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust

Greenwood Preserve, a sanctuary for native wildlife in central Oregon, hopes to install a new device to provide water to its animal residents. The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, which protects the sanctuary, is seeking funds to support the installation and monitoring of a naturally maintained water collector, called a guzzler. The preserve lacks natural water sources that are available year-round, so the guzzler is needed to save the lives of animals when water is scarce. The project is estimated to cost $12,200, and the group is raising money through a crowd-sourcing website.

The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust has successfully installed seven guzzlers in other preserves across the country, including one already in use in the Greenwood Preserve. Cameras have caught many of the sanctuary’s more than 400 species visiting the existing guzzler, including bears, deer, coyotes, predatory birds and snakes. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2013.

The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust is an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization. Since 1993 the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, alone or in partnership with other conservation groups, has participated in the protection of more than 3.6 million acres of wildlife habitat in 38 states, including 3,000 acres in Oregon, and nine foreign countries.

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