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G.W. Exotic Animal Park Hoping Your Trash Is Their Treasure

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Joe Schreibvogel is the director of the G.W. Animal Park and said last week's winter storm caused major damage to the park's facilities. Joe Schreibvogel is the director of the G.W. Animal Park and said last week's winter storm caused major damage to the park's facilities.
The park is asking for donations of junk cars, appliances or scrap metal that they can turn in for cash to help with repairs and high utility bills. The park is asking for donations of junk cars, appliances or scrap metal that they can turn in for cash to help with repairs and high utility bills.

Jacqueline Sit, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- An exotic animal park in Wynnewood is dealing with an emergency as it cares for 100 animals from across the nation.

It's been a hard winter for the animals at G.W. Exotic Animal Park and an even tougher one for the man behind the scenes, Joe Schreibvogel.

The park received 18-inches of snow this week, which not only made it difficult for business but it also caused some major damage to the facilities.

"As you can see from some of the destruction of our roofs and some of our buildings, they collapsed," Schreibvogel said.

The park is already facing tough financial times with mounting winter bills.

"It's just the utility bills and the daily common operating expense that we're having a tough time with," Schreibvogel said.

So Schreibvogel is pleading for the public's help for his extended family by asking for trash that could be another's treasure.

"We would like to know if people have any junk cars, appliances or scrap metal lying around we can pick up and haul off to raise money to pay the bills to keep the park through the next month," Schreibvogel said.

Schreibvogel said he can't wait for spring break when the crowd makes a comeback but until then, he's hoping to catch a break.

"We will do whatever we have to do to pay the bills and keep the animals safe," Schreibvogel said.

Anyone who would like to help out or schedule a pick up should call 405-665-1003.

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