Monday, April 4, 2016

Southwest wildlife conservation

Dear Friends,

For 22 years we have been fighting to save native wildlife.  Today our very survival is at stake.  A lone neighbor has filed complaints and a lawsuit in an effort to close our doors.  The individual, who just moved to the area a few years ago, objects to dust from a dirt road and the occasional howling from wolves and coyotes at the sanctuary.  

Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts reports in her recent article on the dispute, that this neighbor would “evict the wolves and coyotes – the ones who were there long before he moved in…   And pave the road.  You know, make it more like the city.”   You can read the entire article here.

Sadly, the complaints from this single neighbor have cost us dearly by limiting our educational events and our ability to raise funds.  As a result, the revenue from our educational programs is down 70% compared to last year.

Please help us by donating what you can.  Just click here.

Southwest Wildlife is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and relies on donations to operate..  For more than two decades we have been rescuing and rehabilitating native mammals and returning them to the wild.   Animals that cannot be returned to the wild have a home for life at our sanctuary.

Our fight for survival has also been featured on 12News, Fox10, and ABC 15.

Our neighbors have created a petition in support of Southwest Wildlife.  Please take the time to read and sign it, by clicking here.

And please thank Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri for his support of our cause at

Please consider donating to our center as we strive to preserve wildlife and struggle to stay open in the face of one neighbor’s devastating campaign against us.

Please also consider sending a Letter of Support for Southwest Wildlife to Darren V. Gérard, Deputy Director of the Maricopa County Planning & Development Department. We have created two sample letters for you to submit (of course you are free to edit it, and write your own). If you are a neighbor and wish to write a letter of support please click here. If you are not a neighbor to Southwest Wildlife, please click here.

In appreciation, 

Linda Searles
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

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