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Orion and Aleron Visit WearWoof

Mar 31, 2016 10:22AM ● By Vanessa Orr

 On Saturday, Feb. 27, Orion, an American kestrel, and Aleron, an Eastern screech owl, stopped into the WearWoof Resale Boutique in McIntyre Square to visit with shoppers. Both birds live at Wildbird Recovery, which is the only wildlife rehabilitation center in Butler County.

Each year, Wildbird Recovery helps between 450 and 500 injured songbirds and birds of prey from all over western Pennsylvania. Orion, who came to the organization from another rescue, was not quite wild enough to be returned to the outdoors; Aleron, who has a damaged eye, was probably hit by a car and was also unable to be returned to the wild.

As a nonprofit organization that relies solely on donations, Wildbird Recovery appreciates any donations, as treatment costs an average of $47 per songbird that is admitted. Their largest fundraiser, the 5th Annual Wildbird Recovery Fall Migration Festival, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, and will include an afternoon of education, delicious food by Lisa King of Freedom Farms, and the opportunity to tour the property. To learn more, visit, call 724-898-1788 or follow them on Facebook.  

WearWoof is an upscale women's fashion resale boutique in the North Hills¸ whose proceeds benefit animal welfare in western Pennsylvania. To date, the store has donated more than $50,000 to local shelters and rescues. To learn more, visit or follow them on Facebook.