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PIEDMONT WILDLIFE CENTER's Fundraiser:

Help Penelope the Opossum raise $1050!

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THE STORY:

UPDATE - 6/1/15: After Penelope's first tail surgery, her tail didn't heal properly. She had to undergo an additional surgery to remove more necrotic tissue at the tip of her tail. She is now on a different antibiotic and we hope this is the last of her tail problems! Due to her additional surgery, we increased her fundraising goal.

Our wildlife ambassador, Penelope the Opossum, has had a rough life since the beginning. She was found as an orphan wandering in the streets near Atlanta, GA. She was rescued by a good samaritan and brought to a wildlife rescue in Atlanta. They cleaned off black "goo", and hydrated and fed her. She was getting better, but the rescue noticed that she had very poor balance and couldn't walk very well. Due to these issues she was deemed non-releasable and could not go back to the wild. That's when PWC stepped in and learned there was a virginia opossum that needed a home.

She has been a great addition to our wildlife ambassador programs. Unfortunately, she is still healing from her time as an orphan. Her tail had a small scab when we first received her, but it turns out that small scab was necrotic tissue (or dead tissue). It's taken a lot of time, antibiotics, tail wraps, and heat packing for Penelope's tail to improve. She's close to being as healed as she can be, but she's not quite there yet. Penelope will still need to have surgery to save as much of her tail as possible.

She is a sweet opossum who teaches children and adults all about our native opossums. She educates that opossums help control tick populations, they eat venomous snakes, and are the only North American marsupial! Can you spare a little to help us pay for Penelope's medical expenses? Thanks so much!

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To This Fundraiser

$460

MONEY RAISED
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  • Evan & Liza Stewart

    $10

  • Crystal Morel

    $25

  • Brent Steffen

    $20

  • Evelyn McIneney

    $50

  • Zandra Talbert

    $30

  • Amber & Allyn Hill

    $10

  • Ali Page

    $15

  • Niki Hill

    $10

  • Fran Wilson

    $10

  • jgwitt

    $20

  • Lisa H

    $25

  • Debbie D.

    $75

  • RB

    $50

  • Laurin J

    $50

  • Jessica Griffin

    $10

  • Erika Szulak

    $10

  • Brandon Williamson

    $10

  • Joanne St. Clair

    $20

  • Leslie C

    $10

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44% Raised of $1,050 Goal

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The Team: $460 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Leslie C

Leslie C

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Joanne St. Clair

Joanne St. Clair

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Brandon Williamson

Brandon Williamson

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Erika Szulak

Erika Szulak

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Jessica Griffin

Jessica Griffin

DONATION: $10

Get well Penelope! 2 years ago

Laurin J

Laurin J

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

RB

RB

DONATION: $50

In loving memory to my mom, who loved all animals. 2 years ago

Debbie D.

Debbie D.

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Lisa H

Lisa H

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

jgwitt

jgwitt

DONATION: $20

2 years ago