Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary

Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary’s Mission is Rescue and Rehabilitation

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Good Stuff, Sold ‘Cheep’

In the past, Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary’s operating costs came in at around $50,000 annually, with food as the biggest single expense at about $20,000. But halfway through 2012, the group had already taken as many animals as they did in the entire year of 2011.

The Cheeps Boutique is an annual thrift sale held in late August to help defray some of those costs. Organizers target college move-outs in the Help Green the Streets drive to try and keep still useable items from being dumped on the curbs or into dumpsters. “We are a new alternative for those who may not know where or how to donate unwanted items,” said Cheeps Boutique event coordinator Shelby Bush.

In 2010, Cheeps Boutique (formerly called The Resale Event) brought in $729 and in 2011 it raised $1,039.32.

To donate items or office/retail space for next year’s event, or to arrange for pickup, contact Bush at (850) 574-0852.

Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary is on a pace to reach another record-breaking year for animal rescues.

2010 - 408 Rescues

2011 - 607 Rescues

2012 - (as of June) 417 Rescues

If you find an injured animal, call Goose Creek’s Animal Hotline at (850) 545-3491.

Did You Know?

»  A bald eagle’s eyesight is almost five times sharper than a human’s.
»  Opossums have more teeth than any other North American mammal.
»  Deer can live up to 11 years in the wild.
»  Rabbits pant when overheated.
»  A woodpecker’s tongue is five times longer than its beak.
»  Bobcat kittens start learning to hunt around five months of age.
»  Bats are the only mammals capable of true flight.

Source: Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary

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