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State Honoree

Molly Vandewater

California

Molly Vandewater, La Reina High School, Thousand Oaks, was recognized for forming Wildlife Care of Ventura County, which rescues and rehabilitates injured and orphaned animals and releases them back into the wild. In her home, Molly has 32 bird cages, three incubators, 18 cages for other animals, and three outdoor aviaries. Wildlife Care, funded entirely by private donations, takes in over 1,500 animals a year.