Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care receives $500,000 matching grant for animal hospital

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care has received a matching grant from two agencies totaling $500,000 that will help build a full-service animal hospital.

The Bently Foundation and MH Buckeye are committed to wildlife conservation and donated a matching grant to LTWC.

Multiple devastating fires this year have not only created an immediate medical emergency for wildlife, but also a need for long-term health care for Lake Tahoe wildlife, according to a news release.

In response, the Bently Foundation and M. H. Buckeye set up a matching grant of $500,000 to help build Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care’s hospital and animal care unit.

This new facility will include animal hospital services, a neonatal nursery, operating room and recovery rooms, as well as other care and treatment spaces necessary for a full-service veterinary hospital, including 24-hour care. Once completed, wildlife rescued in the Tahoe Basin can be cared for at the region’s first dedicated wildlife hospital.

With the matching grant, anyone can double the impact of building the hospital. Every dollar donated to the hospital’s campaign will be matched—dollar for dollar—up to a total contribution of $500,000.

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