Croc Talk asks public for help

1/4/2012

A rescue and rehabilitation centre for exotic animals is in need of support from the community.

Croc Talk is currently suffering financial difficulties and has made a public plea asking for help.

Owner Doug Illman says they need to raise $4,000 in order to stay open.

"Being up here in East Kelowna we do get about 6,000 - 8,000 people a year up here.  I'm very grateful for that.  But once winter comes it takes a big piece out of our ability to survive."

If the orgnaization can't aquire the money, they will receive an eviction notice to vacate the facility by the end of January.

There is a chance the animals could be euthanized if that happens.

Croc Talk is currently awaiting word from the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Forests for Provisional Zoo Status to find out if they've been awarded zoo status.

Once that happens, Croc Talk will be able to apply for Government Grants.

To make a donation, visit the Croc Talk website.

Wendy McLeod - Kelowna

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