In 2010, Capital Meats donated over 700 lbs. of seafood worth over $6,000 to the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center to help feed racoons, foxes, possums, and many other animals that the organization cares for and rehabilitates.
"The raccoons pictured are orphans whose parents were killed," Dr. Belinda Burwell, director of the center. "They especially enjoy the shrimp which are similar to the native crayfish they will learn to catch when they are eventually released back into the wild. We rescued and raised 36 orphan raccoons this year from all over Northern Virginia, and the donation of seafood from Capital Meats has helped us tremendously with the cost of feeding so many."
The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center offers educational presentations and helps to rescue and rehabilitate approximately 1,000 mammals, birds and reptiles. These animals include hawks, red foxes, possums, raccoons, vultures, owls, and falcons. These wildlife creatures might often be looked at as a nuisance, but they are much needed to help sustain the food chains in our areas, which in turn, help our environment.
If you would like to learn more about the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center and make a donation, go online to: