Saturday, April 21, 2018
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.