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Urbana, IL 61802
September 26, 2012

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Three Ways to Support Wildlife: Drive-In, Dine-in, and Run Wild

Bring your dogs and the entire family to the final drive-in movie of the season at "Howl at the Harvest Moon," an annual, pet-friendly fund-raiser for the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic. This year the feature film will be Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. The event will be held rain or shine Friday, October 5, at the Harvest Moon Drive-in Theater, 1123 S. Sangamon Avenue, Gibson City.

Admission is $6 per person and all proceeds will benefit the Wildlife Medical Clinic. Kids 5 and younger and dogs are free. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the film will begin at 7 p.m. Raffle prizes will be distributed to lucky winners throughout the evening.

El Toro II Mexican Restaurant, 723 S. Neil St., Champaign, is also supporting the Wildlife Medical Clinic with a fund-raiser. On Monday, October 1, El Toro II will donate 20 percent of meal receipts to the Wildlife Medical Clinic as the restaurants way to say "thank you" to the community. Diners must mention this promotion for their meal to be included in the fund-raiser.

Next spring the clinic is sponsoring its first "Run Wild for Wildlife" race, to be held at Homer Lake on April 7, 2013. Runners can choose either the 10-mile course or the 6-K course.

The Wildlife Medical Clinic is a not-for-profit organization run by volunteers and veterinary students. It is supported by tax-deductible donations from the public. The Wildlife Medical Clinic cares for more than 1,500 injured or ill animals each year.

For more information about the clinic or these fundraising events, call 217-244-1195 or go to