REDDING, Calif. - The Turtle Bay Exploration Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new facility, which will allow the best possible care to animals that require time off from normal habitats at Turtle Bay.
"It ups our level of being an incredible, reputable, class-act animal facility," said Sharon Clay, curator of animal programs at Turtle Bay Exploration Center. "That is what we are now and it's taken us many years to get to this point. Slowly, but surely, every time a generous community member steps up and gives us a donation for the animals we are able to up things again and again."
In the past, if animals needed any special care they would go home with staff members.
A $205,000 donation from Senator Maurice and Marianne Johannessen funded the upgrade.
They said that they were inspired by their love of animals.