Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to close in June

Rabbit at Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center/Christina Dawidowicz FOX21
Rabbit at Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center / FOX21 File Photo

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will close in late June, citing financial hardship after the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires.

Other rehabilitation facilities around the state have closed in the past. As a result, the center had taken in a record number of animals last year, draining its finances.

Donna Ralph started the center in 2000 with her husband, Phil Carberry. It operated on donations.

The center’s board had decided in March 2016 to only take in animals from El Paso County, but Ralph says that had been easier said than done.

The center stopped taking animals in late April. Many of the remaining 30 or so have been released back into the wild.

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