Woolly is in need of care. If you saw her at the Museum of the Middle Appalachians during the summer, you know that Woolly is under the weather. Her head is drooping, her color is bad, and her hair is falling out. Woolly is 26 years old in human years.
It was feared that Woolly was near her end. The family was called in. But, just in the nick of time, the Saltville Rescue Squad came to her aid and has taken Woolly in for rehabilitation. The prognosis is good for a full recovery, but it will require a few major replacements and a total skin and hair transplant. She will need the help of her Friends to get through this tough time.
Woolly’s treatment will require about 35 miles (yes, miles) of bailing twine, many feet of chicken wire, prosthetic shoes, a new heart, and electronic voice box. Her treatments and recovery fees will be approximately $2000 in human dollars. Woolly’s major medical expired five thousand years ago and she is not eligible for Mammoth Medicare because her primary care givers are not participating providers. If you would like to volunteer your time or check on Woolly’s rehab schedule and progress call the Museum at 276-496-3633.
Friends of the Museum of the Middle Appalachians have set up a Woolly Rehab fund to help with this mammoth restoration. Woolly is loved by everyone. She has given years of fun and entertainment with weather forecasting at Woolly Mammoth Day, public appearances, parades, and special occasions. You may donate to Woolly’s rehabilitation by sending your check to Friends of MOMA, P.O. Box 901, Saltville, VA 24370. Any help you can contribute will be greatly appreciated. Help us bring Woolly back – more beautiful and special than ever.