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September 30, 2010

Wildlife Sanctuary Established in Leon County, Texas

The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust has received a donation of a 30-acre property in Leon County, Texas, for permanent habitat protection. The Ogden Wildlife Sanctuary is the first Wildlife Land Trust sanctuary to be established in Texas.

Marc Ogden chose the Wildlife Land Trust because he wanted to ensure that his property would be “protected in perpetuity as a wildlife habitat.”

“We are honored to have had the opportunity to work with Marc to protect his land for wildlife,” says Robert Koons, executive director of the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust. “His generosity and love for all animals live on through the lasting legacy of this permanent wildlife sanctuary.” 

The Ogden Wildlife Sanctuary features rolling hills covered with pines, hardwoods, oak and sweetgum trees. There are open areas covered with grasses and a 1.5-acre pond fed by natural springs. This water source is vital to local coyotes, beavers, raccoons, opossums, deer, rabbits and armadillos. A wide variety of birds nest here all year, and even more pass through on migration.

Without adequate habitat, wildlife lacks the shelter, food and security necessary to survive. Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust sanctuaries serve as “Shelters without Walls®” for free-roaming animals.

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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 1.8 million acres of wildlife habitat in 38 states and eight foreign countries. On all properties owned by the Trust or protected by the Trust's conservation easement, both here and abroad, we prohibit recreational and commercial hunting and trapping and restrict logging and development. The Trust's commitment to these principles will never change as we continue to assist caring landowners to make their property permanent, safe homes for wildlife. Join our online community at wildlifelandtrust.org

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