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BLOOMINGTON -

A southern Indiana wildlife rehabilitation center that's cared for ailing animals for more than a decade has indefinitely stopped accepting new wildlife amid a budget crisis.

Wildcare Inc. recently began turning away people bringing injured or sick animals because it has too many animals, not enough cash and volunteers can't handle the strain.

Wildcare volunteer Amanda Wrigley tells The Herald-Times the center is "growing faster than we can currently keep up with."

She says the summer's drought and heat wave were hard on wildlife, resulting in an influx of animals that needed to be cared for longer. Wrigley says that combination led to the center's current financial woes.

WildCare recently boosted its fundraising efforts in an effort to overcome its budget troubles.

Online: Wildcare Inc  

Information from: The Herald Times

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