A local shelter for birds of prey is rebuilding after a fire in January.
 
The Alberta Society for Injured Birds of Prey works to rescue and rehabilitate large birds, mostly eagles, owls and hawks.
 
The organization also looks after nesting sites, takes population inventory and helps with public education.
 
In January, some wiring in the Hawk House failed and the building burned to the ground. Eleven birds were lost in the blaze.

Though the fire destroyed only one building, housing the birds is not as easy as it once was.
"Many of the birds we treat have been hit by cars, we also get orphans and other sorts of injuries," said executive director, Karl Grantmyre.
 
This is the organization's 31st year in operation.
 
"The work is important because we can make a difference," said Grantmyre. "We've had thousands of birds over the years, and I'm sure we've helped the population to stay somewhat healthy."
 
The organization is hoping to raise the estimated $50,000 in needed repairs through donations. They hope to have at least a shell constructed in time for next winter.
 
"Wildlife diversity is so imporant," he added. "It certainly makes the world a more interesting place to be."
 
Those interested in helping the organization can donate here.
 

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