Provide critical wildlife assistance to thousands of callers, medical treatment for over 1700 injured animals, and educational outreach programs in wildlife conservation to thousands of kids & adults.
With increasing development impinging on precious native wildlife habitat, the need for our services continues to grow, and the number of service providers continues to shrink with licensed rehabilitators closing their doors or limiting the number of animals they can take. No matter what state the economy is in, animals will continue to come through our doors, and as our capacity is reached and our resources stretched thin, we may need to turn away animals in need of care.
With adequate funding, the Center has enormous potential to provide high quality learning opportunities for new wildlife rehabilitators to increase regional knowldge and capacity for handling injured wildlife and improving their conservation status.
Educational outreach and training about wildlife related issues will result in fewer human-caused injuries to animals and greater awareness of humans' responsibility to minimize harm to wildlife species.
"The staff are totally committed to spreading knowledge and awareness, encouraging interns and volunteers to take on real, significant responsibilities as part of the learning process." - Stephanie Horvath, Fall intern - wildlife care and education
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,640
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $77,360
Total Funding Goal: $80,000