From ANIMAL PEOPLE, January/February 2008:
PALM SPRINGS–Wildlife Waystation has signed a 99-year lease
on a 50-acre lot near Interstate 10, board president Dean Seymour
told Stefanie Frith of the Desert Sun on December 21, 2007, and
expects to relocate about 400 animals from the 160-acre tract the
Waystation has occupied since 1976 in Angeles National Forest.
“We are negotiating with nearby colleges,” Seymour added.
“We will have a full-blown veterinary school with veterinarians and
vet techs on staff.”
As of January 15, 2008, however, the Waystation was still
more than $1 million in debt, according to the sanctuary web site,
and was still seeking funds to build at the proposed new location.
Founder Martine Colette disclosed the extent of the debt in an August
2007 emergency appeal.