WildCare Inc. offers professional care for sick,injured, and orphaned animals with the hope of returning them to the wild. Since 2001 we have treated over 16,000 mammals, birds, and reptiles.
Indiana has rolling hills, woods, lakes, and streams that support everything from federally endangered bald eagles to our threatened warblers, from protected Eastern box turtles to our least known weasels which are of special concern, including our bats, which are dying by the thousands from a fungus. Most of the tax supported agencies either will not accept wild animals, or they euthanize them. As more and more habitats are destroyed, more conflicts are occuring with cars, pets, and chemicals
This project will allow us to give continuous care to wildlife year round, by allowing us to maintain food, medical supplies and equipmenet needed to house and rehabititate injured wildlife. In 2011 WildCare spent over $17,000 to simply feed the animals. Our high volume of animal intakes in 2012, which are twice that of 2011, pushed our funding to the point where we had to stop taking animals in to maintain funding.
The future impact of this project will allow us to keep our doors open and provide wildlife conflict information to callers as well as outreach education programs for over 3,000 people a year; a high-value learning environment for over 20 interns each summer; and a place to bring sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife.
"The value of these volunteers was especially evident in 2010 when 12 young barn owls from several finders found their way to WildCare Inc. On the recommendation of the state wildlife biologist" - Mary Kay Rothert, Donor
Total Funding Received to Date: $7,119
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $2,881
Total Funding Goal: $10,000