BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Saturday was all about the animals.
The Farm Bureau of Buncombe County held a benefit to support Appalachian Wildlife Refuge.
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People at the event were able to look at a variety of animals that are being cared for by the refuge.
Most of the critters are either injured or orphaned and are getting a second chance at life through the refuge.
Organizers say they wanted to teach the importance of co-existing with wildlife.
"They're learning some fun activities and things that make wildlife important and are excited about that," Savannah Trantham, executive director and co-founder of Appalachian Wildlife Refuge told News 13. "And when we start at those generations, we're helping to build a really positive future for wildlife and simple things they can do to help wildlife up to actually being involved with wildlife and other animals."
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The Farm Bureau of Buncombe County also presented a check to the refuge for $1,500 to continue their work saving these animals.