Donations keep World Bird Sanctuary hospital open

Thursday, April 29, 2010 | 4:10 p.m. CDT

VALLEY PARK — Donors have come forward with the money needed to keep the wildlife hospital open at the World Bird Sanctuary in suburban St. Louis.

Founder Walter Crawford made a public appeal last week, saying the hospital could close by June unless $40,000 was raised. In fact, the appeal generated $70,000 in donations.

The Kathryn Favre Foundation for Animals donated $40,000. The foundation was established to honor Favre, a Clayton woman and a bird and animal lover who died in 2006.

Another foundation that asked not to be identified donated $20,000, and the rest came from individuals.


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