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.