SOAR is hoping to find a home in Jackson County

Ashland, Ore. — Today is world wildlife day and a local nonprofit is trying to bring awareness to the wildlife in Jackson County.

Southern Oregon Animal Rehabilitation – also known as SOAR – is trying to open a wildlife center in Jackson County. Unveiling its first wildlife educational ambassador today is one of many steps to make that happen.

That wildlife educational ambassador is an 8-year-old crow named Majik. He’s among many birds and mammals the nonprofit takes in.

Now, Southern Oregon Animal Rehabilitation is looking for a new home in Jackson County.

SOAR co-founder Tiffany Morey says there’s a need to help injured or abandoned wildlife in the Rogue Valley.

“That is our number one goal in all of this, is to get those animals — that wildlife — back out to nature where they belong,” Morey said.

When the Jackson County center opens will depend on funding, but Morey is hoping to open within the next two years.

For information about becoming a volunteer, visit soarwildlife.org.

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