The Union County-based Carolina Waterfowl Rescue group has landed a $5,000 grant to help repair damage from last week’s winter storm.
Carolina Waterfowl, a nonprofit group, suffered major damage at its Indian Trail facilities after more than six inches of snow and a quarter-inch of ice accumulated last Wednesday and Thursday.
The roof and supports of two aviaries collapsed during the storm, forcing volunteers to move a number of birds to safer quarters.
Carolina Waterfowl rescues and rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned birds.
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The Humane Society of the United States made the donation, according to Carolina Waterfowl officials. They say Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control, a division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, approached the Humane Society about the grant.
The Coalition to Unchain Dogs, Hands on Charlotte and CMPD’s Animal Care & Control also provided volunteers to help with clean-up.
“We just can’t thank these agencies enough,” said Jennifer Gordon, the waterfowl rescue group’s director.
Gordon said Carolina Waterfowl is looking for additional funding to complete repairs. For information, check www.carolinawaterfowlrescue.com.