WKBW Joins Effort to Rescue Gulf Wildlife

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 22, 2010 at 8:17 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 22, 2010 at 8:17 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- WKBW–DT Channel 7 announced Monday an effort to support wildlife rescue efforts on the Gulf coast due to the massive oil leak there.

With the United States government working with BP on claims for individuals and businesses, there is a great need to help the other victims of the spill – wildlife.

ABC News reports that with the oil spill still not under control, oil is continuing to seep into the marshes and wetlands areas. The oil is suffocating dolphins, and coating turtles and a variety of bird, including brown pelicans – the Louisiana state bird.

With frustrations growing, many groups in the Gulf are taking matters into their own hands, raising funds and helping directly in the cleanup efforts.

Now, Channel 7 and the “Eyewitness News” team are asking viewers in Western New York and Southern Ontario to help with these cleanup efforts.

WKBW is working in conjunction with the SPCA Wildlife Department. Checks and donations can be made out to:

TRI STATE BIRD RESCUE & RESEARCH
C/O SPCA WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
205 ENSMINGER ROAD
TONAWANDA, N.Y. 14150

Channel 7 President and General Manager Bill Ransom commented, “As a result of the oil spill, I know everyone in Western New York supports the recovery efforts for everyone in the Gulf coast. WKBW is proud to partner with the SPCA and reach out to help those rescuing the innocent animal victims.”

For more information click here, or head to WKBW.com and click on News Links.