Huntsville Rotary helps wildlife sanctuary in Rosseau
Huntsville Rotary members gather in front of the cages club members built to help four-legged friends thrive at the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.
HUNTSVILLE - The Rotary Club of Huntsville has been busy with tools and nails in hand, building a cage to house baby raccoons at the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.
The sanctuary is a not-for-profit rehabilitative centre for injured and orphaned animals located in Rosseau.
The club was approached by Rotarians in Parry Sound, asking for its support of the project. They donated $100 toward the project and Huntsville Rotarians ran with it.
After three weeks of tweaking and hammering by a dozen Rotarians, the 3- by 4- by 5-foot cages were being delivered to the sanctuary Thursday. There are 10 cages in total.
Huntsville Rotarian Ross Kirwin explained that while the current need is for cages to house baby raccoons, he suspects housing needs at the sanctuary will be ongoing for various different types of animals.
“This was our first attempt and we may be asked to make other cages. They’d be different sizes for different animals such as mink and otters,” he said.
“This is part of our ongoing commitment to our community,” he said. Aside from the various projects it supports in the community, the club was also responsible for helping to build the Seussical Jr. stage props.