Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Your support of The Madison Club Foundation's Charity Gala will fund the first ever on-site Animal Health Center at your Henry Vilas Zoo. The new veterinary hospital will provide world class facilities for treating all of the Zoo's animals, large and small. The new center will also provide an exciting, educational and engaging new attraction for visitors.
Key Features of the new Animal Health Center
• This first ever Animal Health Center at Henry Vilas Zoo will provide complete on-site care to all of the Zoo's animals
• New fully functioning surgery, radiology, intensive care, pharmacy, laboratory, quarantine, and indoor and outdoor holding facilities
• Exciting opportunities for visitors to learn about zoo animal care up close in the Viewing Room
• Opportunities for UW Veterinary School Students to train in the specialized care of zoo animals
• Education classroom with expanded opportunities for children to learn about the Zoo's role in providing "whole life health care" for animals at the Zoo as well as in the wild
The Henry Vilas Zoo and Your Community
Over 750,000 visitors walk through the Zoo's gates every year. These thousands of children, adults, moms, dads and grandparents will be able to learn about these animals and their habitats, diets, health and behavior completely free of charge. Henry Vilas Zoo's mission is to conserve and protect the wonders of the living natural world and to help build understanding between people and animals by promoting conservation and providing a high quality recreational and educational experience to the Zoo's visitors.
The Friends of the Zoo Partnership
The Friends of the Zoo's purpose is to build community support and provide funding for Henry Vilas Zoo improvements. This includes the acquisition, conservation, and replacement of animals; refurbishing and creating new exhibits; supporting educational programs; and improving the overall educational and recreational value of the Zoo.
Please join the Madison Club Foundation in supporting the Animal Health Center at your community Henry Vilas Zoo at this year's Charity Gala on Saturday, November 9, 2013.
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