FREE: Wildlife Expert Panel Presentation & Sanctuary Tour


The response for this event has been huge, and a large number of attendees is expected. Thank you to all that have RSVP'd via Eventbrite.  If you have yet to do so, remember to RSVP HERE.

Parking Suggestions: Since parking is limited at the site, carpooling is strongly encouraged. We ask that you meet at the south end of the commercial center on the southwest corner of Alma School & Dynamite, then carpool to Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC).

We’ve had requests from guests that want to carpool from Tempe.  If you are a Tempe resident that would like to carpool, please e-mail [masked].

Please bring bottled water, sunscreen and hat, and wear appropriate shoes for the self-guided tour of SWCC.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the event tomorrow!



Learn about the status and policies affecting these animals in Arizona



Animal Defense League of Arizona

Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC)

Animal Advocates of Arizona

for this exciting and FREE event at SWCC in Scottsdale, which will be followed by a tour of the sanctuary - Lions, Wolves, Bears and More!

Simple to register for you and your guests by clicking here!

Check here for map and directions.


Southwest Wildlife is a non-profit organization that has rehabilitated thousands of sick, injured, orphaned, displaced, and abandoned wild animals. Over 70% have been successfully released back into the wild.

Animals that cannot be released back into the wild are offered a home for life in the SWCC accredited wildlife sanctuary, the largest sanctuary for animals native to the southwest in the United States. Southwest Wildlife is the only sanctuary in Arizona capable of caring for large mammals such as black bears, mountain lions, and Mexican gray wolves.  As an accredited sanctuary, SWCC must operate under strict and rigorous guidelines with respect to animal management and care.

Southwest Wildlife actively works with many private, community, and government organizations in resolving wildlife situations, caring for endangered species, and in planning the release of rehabilitated animals. SWCC receives no federal or state funding for their operations, and subsists entirely on donations and grants to provide the medical care, housing, feeding, and daily care of the wildlife at its facility.

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  • Elizabeth.Diffine

    Very good. Pleasant and educational and I would like to thank all those who put the presentation and tour together.

    October 30, 2012

  • Veronica

    Such a wonderful afternoon spent with lovely friends of varied animal advocacy backgrounds. We all learned much about what we can do to lend a stronger voice to the wildlife in our state. We are very thankful to Stephanie and Karen of Animal Defense League of Arizona, Sandy of the Sierra Club/Flagstaff chapter, and Linda of Southwest Wildlife, among so many other volunteers that worked to make sure this event was a huge success. Thanks to all!!

    October 22, 2012

  • Linney

    Thanks for organizing this. Enjoyed the informative and true animal advocate information. I was glad to receive information on Prop 119 (vote yes) and Prop 120 (vote no).

    October 21, 2012

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