Help Give Wildlife a Second Chance

 
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Jun 19, 2014

Summer 2014 at WildCare Inc.

Baby Brown Bat
Baby Brown Bat

It's June 19th, and we're at the peak of our busy season!  Every room and cage is filled, and the outside cages are filled and babies inside waiting to go out in them.

 

Nearly 600 animals are currently in care, including hundreds of eastern cottontails, songbirds, Fox and Gray squirrels, Woodchucks, Mink, Wood Ducks, Raccoons, Skunks, Hawks and Owls, and more...

 

Every day at WildCare we are able to provide care for injured and orphaned wildlife--and accept new patients from the public, Thanks to each of you who donate to our cause!

 

As we continue caring for the tiniest newborn baby mammals, bottle feeding fawns whose momma lost their lives protecting their young or newly-hatched birds, we are also busy releasing those who are ready. Today, we released 6 Fox Squirrels and 4 songbirds. On Saturday of last week we had a very special release of two songbirds in memory of 2 young boys that were burned in a fire. It means a lot to us and the families.

 

Every one of the animals we help has a different story of how they came to us.  Each one is a fighter. We could not do what we do without each of you. Thank you for helping us create the happily ever after for all of our wildlife.

Baby Robin Fledge
Baby Robin Fledge
Baby Raccoons
Baby Raccoons
Feeding a baby Fawn
Feeding a baby Fawn
Joey Opossum
Joey Opossum
Baby Mink
Baby Mink
Infant Eastern Screech Owl
Infant Eastern Screech Owl
Dec 9, 2013

Happy Hoildays

Flying Squirrel with head injury
Flying Squirrel with head injury

Everyone here at WildCare Inc. would like to  wish you all a  very Happy Holiday Season.

We are very grateful for all of the wonderful people who support our mission to save the lives of native wildlife.

Recently we have taken in several raptors and small mammals that have been hit by cars, attacked by dogs, or affected by storms. They will be safe and well cared for here at Wildcare from 1 of our 90 volunteers we are very lucky to have. We make sure they get the medical care they each need, proper diets and natural habitat enclosures. Once they are healthy we release them back in the wild where they belong, this year alone we have taken in 2100 mammals, songbirds, reptiles and raptors. Our release rate is 67% which we are very proud of. We are very blessed to be able to do what we love from the help of our supporters like you.

We are looking forward to 2014, we have several goals to work on and meet. Here are just a few of the things we are in need of still. We really need land and a larger building. We also need new carriers, a 100 foot flight cage, a new deer enclosure, and a new mower to just name a few. Your donations have and will continue to  help us get those needed things  We will continue to work hard and give all the animals the best care we can.

 

BobCat
BobCat
Eastern Cottontail found almost frozen
Eastern Cottontail found almost frozen
Bald Eagle shot and hit by car
Bald Eagle shot and hit by car
Hummingbird late hatch
Hummingbird late hatch
Brown bat cat attack broken wing
Brown bat cat attack broken wing
Opossum hit by car
Opossum hit by car
Sep 13, 2013

A look at 2013 baby season and how you helped.

First baby of the season in January (really early)
First baby of the season in January (really early)

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 committed
to 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 a
way and know that it will make a difference. You help make the difference by supporting what we love
to do, and what needs to be done. Thank you.



Playing our turtle game at a education program
Playing our turtle game at a education program
First baby squirrels of the season
First baby squirrels of the season
Baby Fox admitted after barn fell on her
Baby Fox admitted after barn fell on her
Meet Winston our Woodchuck
Meet Winston our Woodchuck
Eastern Screech Owlets
Eastern Screech Owlets
We had turtle eggs hatch ( so tiny)
We had turtle eggs hatch ( so tiny)
Fawn covered in ticks
Fawn covered in ticks
First Raccoon release
First Raccoon release
Fox Release
Fox Release

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Jun 26, 2013

How your Donation can help save 2 Eagles and more!

Bald Eagle Fledge 1
Bald Eagle Fledge 1


WildCare
Inc. has imposed a temporary hold on any incoming Raptors due to an unexpected
and significant increase in our veterinary expenses and not enough caging. We
are caring for 2 fledge Eagles very rare for our center, that both came in very sick.  YOUR action
now can help  so we can help other birds needing our assistance.


WildCare
promises to provide a safe environment, adequate diets and adequate veterinary
medical 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 $30,000this
summer.  To continue meeting our commitment to our current animals in
need, we suspended acceptance of new birds, raccoons and Fawns as of June.



Help us survive this baby season and help us care for these 2
Eagles.  
 



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Bald Eagle Fledge 2
Bald Eagle Fledge 2
Red-Shoulder Hawk Fledges
Red-Shoulder Hawk Fledges
Baby Blue Jay Fledge
Baby Blue Jay Fledge
Apr 18, 2013

A Sandhill Crane soars once again.....

Day of intake
Day of intake



WildCare Inc. provided care for 2654 animals in 2012,
more than double from  2011.  69 percent were successfully rehabilitated and
released.



Our
busiest months were April May, June  when we admitted 1,442 of our
patients.



Animals
came from 8 different counties.



Every
release is cause for celebration, but we are especially thrilled at the
successful rehabilitation, release and subsequent successful integration into the
wild of our Sandhill Crane that came is early spring of 2012.—He came in
with a broken wing and covered in the sticky bug droppings from the trees. We
worked with him for a year making sure he had a proper diet.  We performed PT on his wing every day until
he 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 soar
away. We are moving into the busy season once again and with your continued
support 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 that
provide a 'safety net' and provide the funds for food and supplies needed by
our wild patients.



Thank you for your support.  We look forward to what we can
accomplish together in 2013!



During Rehab
During Rehab
Day of release
Day of release
Forever free
Forever free

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Organization

WildCare Inc.

Bloomington, Indiana, United States
http://...,www.wildcareinc.org

Project Leader

Jennifer Cunningham

Bloomington, IN United States

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