Wild Heart Ranch will be celebrating Christmas ahead of schedule this year, at the upcoming “Critter Christmas” open house event.

Slated for Saturday Dec. 16, “Critter Christmas” will be equal parts open house and supply drive, as the Rogers County-based wildlife rehabilitation facility opens its doors to the public to encourage donations of much-needed supplies.

“This (Critter Christmas) is one of only two open house days we have a year to allow people to drop off supplies and donations for the animals,” said Annette King, Wild Heart Ranch founder/owner/wildlife rehabilitator. “People can help with cleaning supplies, food, and of course enrichment items to get us through the winter, and ready for the spring orphan season when we will care for a few thousand wild animals.”

Meat, cleaning supplies, certain foodstuffs, such as Cheerios, baby flaked rice cereal, vitamin supplements, newspapers and more are among a few of the items sought, with a full list of supplies needed on the Wild Heart Ranch website and Facebook page.

“Also, all the resident animals and our crew have stockings, if you have funds you want to donate to a specific someone,” King said. “Funds in stockings for animals will be used for their specific food and enrichment needs and any gas cards or gift cards for the crew, I can steer to the most deserved and needed stockings.”

Donations to Wild Heart Ranch are tax-deductible.

Critter Christmas is 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at Wild Heart Ranch, 10370 S 4190 Road in Claremore.

For more information, contact Wild Heart Ranch at 918-342-9453.

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