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The Heroes of Wildlife Care Fall Photo Challenge

As the non-profit provider of rescue, recovery and release of injured, orphaned and displaced birds and small animals, Wildlife Care Association (WCA) is challenging the Sacramento region to give us the bird!


This is the beautiful work of nature and Rita Braley, WCA 2015 Photo Challenge Winner! Visit our fabulous Facebook and Instagram galleries for ideas!

Take a photo of a bird, or birds in your backyard, local parks or other wild Sacramento regional location. Submit it on the Wildlife Care Association Facebook page as a message with photo attached!

The quarterly contest begins October 1, 2016 and concludes Dec 31, 2016 . Entries can be made in two categories –Under 12, and everyone Over 12 years old.

If you are Under 12 years old you can enter free! Individual adult entries in the Over 12 category should include a minimum $5.00 donation to WCA thru the Facebook donation button!

Each photo may be entered only once, but individuals may submit more than one each quarter. Submissions should include your email, the location photo was taken, and your best guess what type of bird this might be.

The WCA Quarterly Photo Contest winner will be awarded a special prize including a guided tour of the Rescue Dome at McClellan Park, their photo featured in the newsletter, posted at the rescue facility and on Facebook/Instagram.

Fine Print: One will be cho sen from submissions to determine a winner. WCA staff reserves the right to select a winner from content and other factors including artistic merit. All photos submitted become the property of WCA for its use in outreach, education and fundraising.

Media: Rick Reed 916-704-0080 / info@rickreedpr.com

When: Sunday Sept.18th, Tee time is 8:00 AM check in is at 7:30AM

Where: Antelope Greens, 2721 Elverta Road, Antelope, Ca 95643

Green fees are $65.00 per person which includes cart, golfers raffle tickets, beer ticket, goodie bag, one bottle of booze, and an after tournament feed. Part of the entry fee goes directly to WCA.


A tri-tip feed will start at 1:00pm served at the Piped Piper Lounge – 33415 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, Ca 95821

The golfer’s raffle and charity raffle will start at 2:00 pm

Charity raffle is open to everyone

Tickets are $1.00 each and can only be purchased at the Piper on the 18th. We have some wonderful gifts to raffle off. All money from the raffle will also go to WCA

We only have room for 14 foursomes. For more information or to sign up contact Tim, Shelly, or John at the Piped Piper 916 972-9449, or call Tim Hudson direct at 916 616-4201.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to make our second Big Day of Giving even better than our first one! With your support we able to not reach but exceed our goal of $50,000. This money will help us continue in our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release as many animals as possible. Your financial support is much appreciated!

Busy season is upon us and we desperately need volunteers! Whether it’s feeding the baby birds in the nursery, becoming an intake or hotline volunteer or even doing housework we need you! Even if you can’t commit to work in our facility you can answer our hotlines from the comfort of your own home. Please consider spending some time with us in our mission to help as many birds and animals as possible.


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Here is a young Grebe that came to us yesterday. We often have Grebes brought to us with no injuries. Grebes cannot walk well on land due to the placement of their legs, which is much farther back on the body than most birds. For this reason, they sometimes become stranded on land and are very vulnerable to predators.

Aside from some minor bruising, this bird is healthy and will be returned to the wild soon.

If you would like to help support WCA and the animals we rehabilitate, please go to our website where you can donate, see our wish list, and see our Amazon wish list, or apply to volunteer. A few items that we could use right now are:

Hard boiled eggs
Fresh fruit (melon, apples, berries)
Hand soap
Laundry detergent (unscented)

Thank you for your continued support that allows us to help get wildlife back into the wild!
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Recently a Turkey Vulture came into our care. It is a little lethargic but it is eating well and ready to go to a home rehabilitator for continued care. Feeding it is stinky business but it worth it to know that we are helping this awesome animal get better.

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