Birds in Flight Sanctuary moving to larger facility


Birds in Flight Sanctuary will be moving to a larger location, thanks to a $100,000 gift from the Cafaro Foundation.

The sanctuary is now housed in a rented home in Howland with a 1-acre lot in a residential area and cares for more than 1,000 birds and other wild animals.

The donation will help the organization establish a larger facility to care for hundreds of animals and create an education center for school children and adults, according to a Cafaro Foundation press release.

“Several years ago, I was very happy to help the Animal Welfare League establish a shelter and education center, along with Caryn Covelli,” said Cafaro Foundation Trustee Phyllis Cafaro. “I feel Birds in Flight fulfills a similar role.”

Veterinary assistant Heather Merritt founded Birds in Flight in 1991.

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