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Wildlife sanctuary desperate for donations, after Hurricane Irma destruction

Posted at 7:47 AM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 07:47:56-04

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.—A wildlife sanctuary in Charlotte County is scrambling to feed its animals after losing thousands of pounds’ worth of food, after Hurricane Irma.

Staff at Octagon Wildlife in Punta Gorda say 15,000 lbs. of meat defrosted and spoiled following a power outage at the sanctuary during the storm.

Right now, the facility is running on a generator, but it costs $100 a day in gas. Officials at Octagon Wildlife say they are in desperate need of donations. To help, please call 239-543-1130.