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Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center to expand following court case

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ROANOKE (WSLS10) - The Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke is expanding and will soon be able to house up to 400 more animals in need of care.

The center is one beneficiary receiving $50,000 coming from Chemsolv Incorporated. The company was found guilty of unlawful transportation of hazardous waste and was sentenced to spend $250,000 on community service programs.

The center plans to use the money to expand its bird rehabilitation room and add a surgery room.

"We're just thrilled," commented the center's Director Sabrina Garvin. "This is going to allow us to have a surgery suite. So, our veterinarians can do on site surgeries. So really, we're a veterinary clinic and we will have everything we need here by then."

The center expects to get the money in January and start building next spring.