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CALM's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to be closed for renovations, construction of new clinic building through March 2022

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Since its founding in 1983, CALM (California Living Museum) has treated and released thousands of injured, orphaned and abandoned animals back into the wild through its Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. With the increase in wildlife cases over the past decade, the time has come for CALM to make major renovations before starting the 2022 season.

“January through March tends to be a slow season for wildlife issues, making it the perfect time for us to complete upgrades,” said CALM Director, Meg Maitland.

An exciting, related project is now also underway – the construction of CALM’s new Veterinary Clinic in partnership with UC Davis and the Oiled Wildlife Care Network.

“The new building is expected to be complete in Spring 2022 and the construction also impacts our ability to take in new wildlife,” Maitland added.

To complete these renovation projects appropriately, CALM has temporarily closed its rehabilitation center, with an estimated reopening date of sometime in March 2022. The zoo itself will remain open.

Any wildlife cases that need to be addressed during this time will be directed to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and/or other wildlife rehabilitation centers in the area on a case-by-case basis.

Anyone interested in donating to support these renovations may do so at http://www.givegab.com/campaigns/oiled-wildlife-care-network-vet-clinic-build, by e-mailing Meg Maitland, CALM Director, at [email protected] or by sending checks payable to CALM Foundation to 10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy Bakersfield, CA 93306.