Press Release: AAV Announces $1000 Disaster Relief Donation to Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Contact: Robert Groskin, DVM
AAV Executive Director
Tel: 720-458-4111 x1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) Announces $1000 Disaster Relief Donation to the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Sanibel, Florida
TEANECK, NJ, September 20, 2018
The Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) announces a $1000 Disaster Relief Donation to the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), Sanibel, Florida. The Gulf Coast has been devastated by the worst red tide bloom event in over a decade. The algae toxin has caused illness and death in many species of birds as well as dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, and 300 tons of fish in the Gulf of Mexico.
AAV member and past president, Dr. Heather Barron, Medical Director at CROW, has led the effort to save the wildlife in the region. In a recent interview, Dr. Barron summed up why we all should care about these tragic events. Says Dr. Barron, “Even if you don’t care about the wildlife, you should care about what that means for your health and your children’s health and your pets’ health and your food supply’s health. It’s not just wildlife that’s going to be affected by this.” For further information on the red tide and CROW’s efforts see: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/floridas-toxic-red-tide-is-a-perfect-storm-for-the-gulf-coast.
The Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), founded in 1980, is a professional organization comprised of veterinarians from private practice, zoos, universities and industry. The mission of the AAV is to advance and promote avian medicine, stewardship, and conservation. For more information on the AAV see the association’s website www.aav.org.
| Pictured: Dr. Heather Barron, Medical Director at the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife
If you would like more information about this topic, please call Robert Groskin, DVM, at 720-458-4111 ext. 1, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.