Democratic Club Speaker Series Continues with Some Wildlife!

The July 16 meeting of the Democratic Club of Quail Creek presents speaker Hubert Parker, development coordinator of the Tucson Wildlife Center.

Tucson Wildlife Center, Inc. (TWC) was established in 1998 in Tucson, by Lisa Bates and Peter Lininger and received its 501(c)(3) nonprofit determination from the IRS in October 2002.

TWC is dedicated to the rescue, emergency medical care, and rehabilitation of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife for release back to their natural habitats, while promoting habitat protection and coexistence through education. TWC is the only wildlife hospital in Southern Arizona. TWC cares for around 5,000 animals a year.

The cost of care for the animals, including food, medicine, veterinary treatment, and supplies, approaches $1,900 a day. TWC services are available 24/7, 365 days a year, free of charge to residents of eight counties: Pima, Pinal, Gila, Graham, Cochise, Santa Cruz, Greenlee, and Yuma.

All of this is accomplished with only donations and grants, as we receive no government funding of any kind.

Mr. Parker has been the development coordinator for the Tucson Wildlife Center since November 2021. He previously did volunteer development as a board member for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and as board president for the Rialto Theater Foundation and was development director for Parent Aid.

Join us for an engaging presentation about the Tucson Wildlife Center on July 16 at 3 p.m. in the Ocotillo Room in our Kino Conference Center. The community is welcome.