Work is about to start on Wolf Park’s newest addition, an on-site veterinary care center which will allow for significantly improved care for the animals. The Alison Franklin Animal Care Center, named after the late wife of one of Wolf Park’s longest-standing supporters, will officially begin construction Thursday, August 13 at 4:00 pm. The public is invited to attend. (Regular admission applies.)
The facility, funded via a generous $200,000 donation by Ed Franklin, will be equipped with a surgical suite and indoor and outdoor recovery areas, and will also have facilities for hand-rearing of wolf pups. Wolf Park also plans to use the facility for the education of veterinary students, working in collaboration with the Park’s veterinarian.