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Rebecca Richard, Wildlife Waystation's DVM, is running in the the 2018 LA Marathon on March 18, as a fundraiser to help us purchase much needed replacement transport cages for our bears and big cats.  These cages are used primarily for emergency transportation, such as during the recent Creek Fire, when our animals have to be evacuated to other locations.  They are also used in some situations where animals have to be moved between enclosures or back and forth from the Health Center.

Old Cages                                                                   New Cages



Who is Rebecca Richard?

Rebecca earned her BA at UC Berkeley and Oxford University and her veterinary doctorate at UC Davis in 2001. After completing a rigorous internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington Kentucky, she practiced large animal ambulatory medicine for 13 years in Southern California. During this time she volunteered at Moorpark Zoo, California Wildlife Center, and the Los Angeles Zoo, among other exotic animal training opportunities. Following a period of employment at Los Angeles Zoo, she joined the Wildlife Waystation staff in April 2016. Last year she also served as an adjunct professor at the Moorpark College Exotic Animal training and Management program. She’s a proud mother of four children and grateful to provide care for the 450+ four-legged residents of the Waystation. 





LA Marathon Fundraiser

Rebecca has started a GoFundMe page asking for your help in raising money to acquire the new cages.  Her page can be reached at:

Please helps us enhance our emergency preparedness by donating towards the purchase of new transfer cages.     

Thank You!













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