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october 7, 2015

Wild Art Contest from Southwest Wildlife
Entries due December 1

“We look forward to receiving your beautiful artwork!”
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Southwest Wildlife is proud to present their Wild Art Contest 2015! If you love animals and love drawing, then this art contest is for you! Southwest Wildlife would like to showcase their wonderful native animals of Arizona through art! We are asking children ages 5-14 to submit their artwork into our Wild Art Contest 2015.

Please read the following rules:
1. Drawing must be of an animal at Southwest Wildlife. Please visit and go to our “Animals” tab to view our wildlife.
2. Drawing can be in any medium (graphite, colored pencil, paint, etc.).
3. Only one drawing can be submitted per child.
4. There are three different age groups for this contest: 5-8; 9-11; 12-14.
5. Artwork must be 8.5in x 11in.
6. To submit artwork you can email the artwork to:

Mail Artwork to:
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Attn: Kelly Marcum
PMB 115
8711 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

7. With your artwork submission, please include the following information on a separate sheet of paper or in the email text: name of artist, age of artist, name of the animal in the drawing, species of animal in the drawing, phone number to be contacted at, mailing address, t-shirt size of artist.

8. One winner will be chosen from each age group. The winners’ drawings will be in our winter newsletter, as well as our website and social media accounts. Each winner will also receive a Southwest Wildlife T-shirt!

9. All entries must be submitted by December 1st, 2015.
Wild about Wildlife? Become a monthly donor by joining our Wild Family! Monthly giving is the easiest way to support Southwest Wildlife’s work for wildlife. When you sign up to join our Wild Family with a monthly gift, you’re providing a consistent, reliable stream of income that we can count on – like family – to always be there. Your recurring donation helps cover the cost of care for the latest arrivals needing urgent help, and ensures good care for those rescues which need a comfortable home for life.

As part of our Wild Family you’ll receive special updates of our Southwest Wildlife Wild Family animals and previews of new arrivals, with comments from our veterinarians, care staff and volunteers. You will also be invited to attend our Family Reunion, an annual event just for family members held at the Southwest Wildlife facility.

Wildlife Clinic/Emergencies:
(480) 471-9109
Wildlife Education/Tours: (480) 471-3621
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
PMB 115 | 8711 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd. | Scottsdale, AZ 85255

october 7, 2015

Whiskers & Wine

4th Annual Wine Tasting Affair to benefit FAR shelter pets!

October 22 at Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion in Carefree
Tickets only $35 per person

Imagine 400 animal enthusiasts gathered to taste exceptional wine, exquisite culinary delights, enjoy live entertainment and the chance to bid on unique silent auction gifts.

So warmest thanks to our Hosts: Brix Wines , Bodega 13, Sassi, PRP Wines, Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Mudshark Brewery, Giordano’s Trattatoria Roma, Carefree Bistro, Grimaldi’s, Pure Sushi, Venues Cafe, Z’s Asian Bistro, Grooto Cafe, Big Mitch BBQ & Lesley’s Creative Cakes.