Animal rescue inspires children’s book to help Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center

‘Meet Wally’ follows the story about an Eastern Grey Squirrel with a form of dwarfism

ROANOKE, Va. – A tiny creature with an inspiring story that could help save other wildlife is making a big impact in Southwest Virginia.

Veronica Tingle, of Roanoke, was inspired to write a children’s book about Wally, an ambassador Eastern Grey Squirrel at the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center who has stolen the hearts of many!

As one of 12 ambassadors at the center, he has gone on many educational programs to teach about our native wildlife and about conservation.

The book is now being sold as a fundraiser for the center with all of the net proceeds going to the wildlife center to help with operational costs.

Veronica had her mother-in-law, Emelie Tingle, illustrate the book, a project about two years in the making.

Veronica said the idea came about after brainstorming ideas on how to raise money to take care of the center.

To purchase a copy of the book, visit “WallysAdventures” on Etsy by clicking here.


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