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Wildlife Rehab Birds of Prey

baby owl wildlife rehabilitation valparaiso indianaHumane Society Calumet Area’s Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (MRWRC) hosts an open house with fun for all ages on  Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11am and also 2pm at the Main Office, 8149 Kennedy Ave., Highland.

Also, Saturday, March 27th, 2021 from 10am – 11am at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. State Rd. 49, Porter, Indiana.

The Humane Society provides refuge for large birds of prey—such as hawks, owls, bald eagles and vultures—with enough room to maneuver and build up flight muscles, an important part of recovery for an injured bird, Kadletz said.

Moraine wildlife center valparaiso indiana“Once they have recovered, the enclosure allows them the proper flight time to build their muscles before we release them,” Kadletz explained. “It is really critical to any bird to have proper flight time before it is released, so it can sustain flight and hunt properly.”

The enclosure was built thanks in part to the Porter County Wildlife Management Advisory Board, which appropriated $30,000 toward the structure’s construction. Additional sponsors included Dr. Rachael Jones and Dr. Christopher Keeley, Indiana Audubon Society, Jake’s Feed and Garden, and Dr. Larry McAfee.

Guests to the open house are asked to bring a supply donation from MRWRC’s wish list, which can be found at on their website. Proceeds benefit MRWRC’s injured and orphaned wildlife.

For more information on the event and MRWRC, visit or contact 219.299.8027.



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