The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife re-opened its Visitors Education Center March 19 following a closure due to a lapse in Workers' Compensation Insurance coverage.
"The VEC was closed for seven days that would normally be open during this busy
season; however, our wildlife rehabilitation
hospital remained open and accepted
patients as usual with no compromise in the
quality of care provided," said John
Schubert, CROW board president.
"We deeply appreciate the hard work of
our students, volunteers, and volunteer veterinarians
who did a great job managing the
demands of the hospital during this difficult
period. As is so often the case, CROW's
volunteers made the difference," concluded
As to the lapse in insurance coverage
Schubert said, "Now that our primary
objective of being re-opened has been
achieved, we will continue to research what
happened between CROW and the insurance
company that led to this lapse; it certainly
wasn't our intention to operate without
CROW's Visitor Education Center,
3883 Sanibel-Captiva Rd., is open Tuesday
through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Live educational presentations are at 11 a.m.