CROW to close Friday afternoon due to Hurricane Irma
The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) will be closed Friday, Sept. 8 after 12 p.m. due to impending inclement weather from Hurricane Irma. The wildlife hospital and visitor center will remain closed until further notice.
“The decision to close has not been made lightly,” says Linda Estep, CROW Executive Director. “The safety of our staff and the entire CROW family is very important to us. We want everyone to be safe during the storm.”
CROW will continue to accept patients directly and via its drop-off veterinary partners in Fort Myers through Friday. After that time, wildlife emergencies should be kept in a warm, quiet area by the rescuer until the CROW hospital is able to resume operations or taken to those local veterinarians that are open.
In the event of an evacuation, students, key staff, educational ambassador animals, and fragile patients who can be maintained safely will be moved to a facility off-island where continuous care can be provided.
For updates on when the hospital will re-open, please visit www.crowclinic.org/articles/hurricane-updates.