Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Looking to Expand
Dylan Silver, tahoedailytribune.com, Apr. 14 2012
All the cages are empty at Tom and Cheryl Millham's Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Center, but the house and property is still bustling with activity. It won't be long before the bear cubs, owls, hawks, eagles, coyotes, river otters, squirrels and porcupines start to arrive.
But the countless injured and orphaned wildlife species that find their way to the Millham's each year may soon have a different destination. The husband-and-wife team has been maintaining the center out of their home for 34 years and it's time for a change, they said.
“We've hit our limit,” Cheryl Millham said. “We can't do any more expanding.”
The Millhams have wanted to expand the center for decades. After years of searching and inquiring about properties, they may have found a suitable place in Meyers, though their options are still open. They hope to raise funds to buy the property.
Supervisor Norma Santiago has been helping the Millhams understand all the options for LTWC. She wants to see the center have the space they need to grow, she said.
“We want to make sure we accommodate them the best we can because the entire community will benefit,” she said.