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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

Email: rgroskin@aav.org

 

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
 Pictured: Dr. Heather Barron, Medical Director at the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call Robert Groskin, DVM, at 720-458-4111 ext. 1, or email rgroskin@aav.org.


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