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Community Builders: ‘A Wild Night at the Castle’ for Wildlife

Community Builders: ‘A Wild Night at the Castle’ for Wildlife

“A Wild Night at the Castle II,” the second annual gala for the Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County, takes place on Friday, April 22, from 6:30-10 p.m. at Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga

Dario Sattui is honorary chairman for the event, which celebrates the launch of a capital campaign to build a new, full-range center where raptors, birds and other wildlife can be treated and rehabilitated to be released back into the wild. The Wildlife Rescue Center is the only resource for wild creatures in Napa County, which is one of the few in California that has no permanent shelter in which to rehabilitate wild friends.

The evening will provide information about the work being done now, as well as plans for the new center.

Wildlife ambassadors including owls, hawks, and Posey the Opossum, will be guests of honor. The evening also includes “sumptuous and savory delights” along with Napa wines.

A silent auction will support the center’s efforts. Tickets will also be on sale to win an instant wine cellar filled with Napa Valley wines. A live auction in the Castello Courtyard will feature such items as a weeklong stay at a Tuscan monastery

The Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit organization to rescue, rehabilitate and reunite or release Napa County wildlife back into the wild. It is the only organization permitted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to do this work in Napa County.

In 2015, the center cared for 1,200 wild animals including hawks, owls, raptors, songbirds and mammals.

Tickets are $165. To donate or purchase tickets, visit napawildliferescue.maestroweb.com. Tickets are also on sale at the Napa General Store on Napa’s Riverfront, 540 Main St., Napa. The Castello di Amorosa is at 4045 St. Helena Highway, Calistoga. Information about the Wildlife Center’s work is available at NapaWildlifeRescue.org.

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