Expansion at CALM will enhance medical care, community support welcome

Kern County Superintendent of Schools


February 5, 2022

The California Living Museum (CALM)announces the expansion of its animal care facilities at CALM with the addition of a new veterinary clinic made possible through a partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife – Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) and the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN). This will be the first inland facility for OWCN, which will use the facility in the event of an inland oil spill affecting local wildlife.

The Oiled Wildlife Care Network, of which CALM is a member, is a statewide collective of trained wildlife care providers, regulatory agencies, academic institutions and wildlife organizations working to rescue and rehabilitate oiled wildlife in California.

The new facility will also help CALM significantly expand its ability to provide animal care on site for both its collection of native animals housed at CALM and its rehabilitation services for injured and orphaned native wildlife.

CALM’s extensive wildlife rehabilitation services focuses on California native animals as per its permitting with the state’s Department of Fish & Wildlife. Information about the CALM Wildlife Rehabilitation Center can be found at http://www.calmzoo.org/cwrc/.

The new OWCN facility is under construction and is expected to be completed in Spring 2022. The OSPR and OWCN are contributing $350,000 of the $1,000,000 cost to construct the facility and purchase the necessary equipment to support CALM’s veterinary services. CALM is seeking grants and support from the community to help fund this exciting enhancement at CALM.

Donations can be made at http://www.calmzoo.org.


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