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“Pretty Little Liars” Villain Turns Hero For Animals

(CELEBRITIES/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/ANIMAL ACTIVISM) Pretty Little Liars‘ Ezra Fitz, played by actor Ian Harding, visited the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center (FFAWC) in Ramona, California this past weekend to learn more about wild animal rescue and rehabilitation.

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Pretty Little Liars star Ian Harding releases a red-tailed hawk during his tour of the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona, California. Photo Credit: Denis Poroy/The HSUS

While on his tour of the facility, Harding helped release a red-tailed hawk who has been in rehabilitative care at the facility since early May.

At first, the FFAWC was unsure what was wrong with the red-tailed hawk, but after a few days of fluids and close attention, the hawk was released into the center’s aviary where they are preparing the bird for his return to the wild.

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Harding feeding animals at the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center. Photo Credit: Denis Poroy/The HSUS

The FFAWC is a 13-acre facility that provides mammals and birds with rehabilitative care. The organization specializes in hawks, owls, eagles, skunks, coyotes, bobcats, and mountain lions.

An affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the non-profit center is run by volunteers and interns who help care for over 3,000 animals.

“They’re doing amazing work here at The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center and making all the difference in the lives of these injured animals,” Harding said during the visit. “It was such a thrill to help this incredible bird return to his natural life.”

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Ian Harding with volunteers at the Fund for Animals Wellness Center. Photo Credit: Denis Poroy/The HSUS

During Harding’s visit, he also helped raise funds for an aviary which will be expanded to double its current capacity.

The facility’s intake of exotic birds has increased by 20 percent in the past two years and the new aviary is essential in helping these birds. With Ian’s help, the proposed aviary will be able to house and rehabilitate up to 50 more birds.

TAKE ACTION: You can also do your part and make a difference for local wildlife by making a $10 donation either online or by texting ANIMALS to 20222 to support the “Fund a Feather” program. Your donation will be used towards the new aviary and help rehabilitated birds regain their wing strength.

— Cara Meyers, exclusive to Global Animal

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