The Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter saw record a record number of visitors to their Canada Day open house.
Manager Angelika Langen says 1,185 people came through the doors to catch a rare glimpse of the shelter residents.
Langen says the shelter was thrilled to raise $6,000 in one day.
“That’s out of this world! We also got a lot of in kind donations that are extremely useful. We got a trailer for our ATV and water troughs and shovels and tools. It was unbelievable.”
She says the money will be used for the transport, vet care and housing of the shelter creatures that range from bear cubs, owls, foxes, deer, moose and wild cats.
“It will probably go into the general care (account) because that is where we have the most trouble meeting the bills. Like getting enough money to do the rescues…money like this enables us to do those things.”
She says the volunteers have been hearing only good things from the locals who came out to see the shelter on Tuesday.
After the open house closed the staff then got ready to receive yet another rescued animal – another baby bear.