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Tucson Wildlife Center rescues sanctuary Javelina

Tucson Wildlife Center rescued their newest sanctuary member named Matilda. (Photo by: Lisa Roden, Tucson Wildlife Center)
Tucson Wildlife Center rescued their newest sanctuary member named Matilda. (Photo by: Lisa Roden, Tucson Wildlife Center)
Posted at 4:48 PM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 19:35:49-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Wildlife Center rescued their newest sanctuary member a Javelina they call Matilda.

TWC says she was trapped in a overcrowded area of the city looking for safety from residents in a mobile home park.

Matilda appeared to have been hand-raised by unknown people since she had jumped into the clubhouse where she fell asleep on a couch, according to TWC.

After staff was able to capture Matilda, she was taken to the veterinarian for an examination.

TWC says Matilda was hit by a car, had an injured leg, had been shot, and pregnant with two babies and the night she was rescued she gave birth.

Matilda raised her babies at the facility next to another sanctuary Javelina named Grandpa who has been there for permanent injury, according to TWC.

Now that the baby Javelinas have aged a bit they have been introduced to other Javelina their age, and Matilda has moved in with Grandpa, says TWC.

Those looking to help for Matilda's costs can "adopt" her with a sponsorship of $100.

Anyone who orders by Tuesday will get a personalized "Certificate of Adoption" in time for the holidays.