The Southeastern Raptor Center is asking, “Whoo Loves You?” by offering a unique, one-of-a-kind Valentine gift for auction.
For the first time ever, the center is offering the opportunity to name its newest resident, an Eastern Screech-owl, in a Valentine’s Day gift package. Also included is a private tour of the education center to meet SRC residents including Nova, Spirit, and Tiger, a photo and certificate.
“This will be the first time we have offered the public the ability to name one of our residents,” said Eva Mathews, a technician at the Southeastern Raptor Center. “It’s special to tour the Southeastern Raptor Center, see the all the birds housed her and learn about our mission,” Mathews said. “It’s a neat date, and they get to name the owl.”
Mathews said the money raised through the auction will support the center’s rehabilitation mission. “The money will support animal care and treatment.”
The yet-to-be-named owl is an adult Screech owl, its gender is unknown and it was found Nov. 20, 2013, in Thomaston, Ala., near the side of a road. Veterinarians believe it was struck by a vehicle.