WildCare Inc. has had both a very challenging and very promising year. We are getting more support and leadership from volunteers and seeing more groups asking for our outreach programs in 2013 than ever before. Which is great for us, this means we are working towards our mission teaching others how to live with wildlife. WildCare’s foster volunteers saved more than 1000 lives by caring for and housing our wild babies at home by giving one on one care when needed. We've released more than 1500 birds, mammals, reptiles and Birds of Prey back into the wild this season with several more almost ready to go, we could not have done so without your support.
The challenge is meeting the overwhelming demand for our service. We need more staff, more fosters, more funding and more space. What we do is hard, meaningful and so important. Everyone is so committedto becoming even more effective at doing this “valuable” work. We write a new chapter in our story every day. We always are met with challenge, or animals that needs a little more than what we really have to give but we always find away and know that it will make a difference. You help make the difference by supporting what we loveto do, and what needs to be done. Thank you.
WildCareInc. has imposed a temporary hold on any incoming Raptors due to an unexpectedand significant increase in our veterinary expenses and not enough caging. Weare caring for 2 fledge Eagles very rare for our center, that both came in very sick. YOUR actionnow can help so we can help other birds needing our assistance.
WildCarepromises to provide a safe environment, adequate diets and adequate veterinarymedical care to all the animals for which we are responsible. The medical care,food bills and the need of more space and caging could total almost $30,000thissummer. To continue meeting our commitment to our current animals inneed, we suspended acceptance of new birds, raccoons and Fawns as of June.
Help us survive this baby season and help us care for these 2Eagles.
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WildCare Inc. provided care for 2654 animals in 2012,more than double from 2011. 69 percent were successfully rehabilitated andreleased.
Ourbusiest months were April May, June when we admitted 1,442 of ourpatients.
Animalscame from 8 different counties.
Everyrelease is cause for celebration, but we are especially thrilled at thesuccessful rehabilitation, release and subsequent successful integration into thewild of our Sandhill Crane that came is early spring of 2012.—He came inwith a broken wing and covered in the sticky bug droppings from the trees. Weworked with him for a year making sure he had a proper diet. We performed PT on his wing every day untilhe started flying. Then we placed him in a flight cage and allowed him to gain strength.We released him at Goose Pond on April 14, 2013 and watched him soaraway. We are moving into the busy season once again and with your continuedsupport we will be ready.
This would not have been made possible without your gifts. Often, when funds are low, it is the donations received from Global Giving thatprovide a 'safety net' and provide the funds for food and supplies needed byour wild patients.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to what we canaccomplish together in 2013!
You've helped us meet the challenge and we succeeded! Thank You!
WildCare Inc.’s first goal of $5,000 was actually exceeded by over $1,000--thanks to allof you who donated during the Global Giving Challenge!
Because you helped us meet our goals in this challenge, we get to keep our doors openfor another baby season. Plus we have some much-needed funds to buy food,medicine and other supplies needed by our wild patients. This is all because ofyour donations and the Global Giving network that people can see worldwidegiving our wildlife a voice they need.
WildCare’s mission to care for all injured, sick or orphaned wildlife started in 2001 atthe brink of baby season and has been going strong for the last 12 years. Wehave helped over 16,000 wild ones. Our goal to continue to give the care neededfor the next 50 years.
One person can make a tremendous difference.
There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of thetime we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to thestory it has to tell.
The little Red Fox in the pictures below was brought to us starving, extremely dehydratedwith a deep wound after being attacked by a pack of dogs in early spring 2012. She was unable tostand due to the wound had shredded the arm muscle and infection had set in.We called her “Honey” because we did honey wraps for several weeks to heal thewound. She survived and recovered, stronger than ever. She was released in late October. The land owner whoallowed us to release her on his property says she is doing well and has taken to her new freedom very well.
Your donations will allow us to help so many more injuries like "Honey's"
Without habitat, there is no wildlife. It is that simple
On behalf of our wild friends and the entire WildCare family, thank you.
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