Walk for Wildlife is a chance to meet wild critters and raise money to care for injured animals

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY)- You can help the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary raise money to care for injured animals, and even meet a few of the critters, at the 13th annual Walk for Wildlife.

It's at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 15.

Walkers will be meeting live animals up close and learning more about them at stations along the sanctuary's 2.5 miles of scenic trails.

"Walk for Wildlife is the biggest fundraiser of the year for R-PAWS, the Rehabilitation Program at the Wildlife Sanctuary," says Wildlife Sanctuary Director Mike Reed. "R-PAWS helps raise critical support for orphaned, injured and ill wildlife so they can get healthy and get back into the wild. So not only is this event a great way to enjoy the beautiful environment at the Wildlife Sanctuary, but it's also a great way to support the recovery of wildlife in our area, and meet some animals who cannot be released back into the wild but have already recovered thanks to the community's support."

Action 2 News This Morning met some of the animals who live at Bay Beach, including owls Amber and Winter, who act as ambassadors to help educate the community about the sanctuary's mission.

Click here to register for the walk until 6:00 p.m. on September 14. Registration is also be available the day of the walk at the Nature Center amphitheater for the same price.