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Your generous donation will help keep our doors open to over 6,000 orphaned and injured wild animals.

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What’s New at WCA


Everyone at Wildlife Care is so appreciative of the tremendous community support we have. We are now starting our 42nd year of helping sick, orphaned, and injured wild animals in the greater Sacramento area, and we could not do it without you.

We took in just shy of 6,000 animals in 2016 and have started 2017 busier than normal due to all the storms this winter. Things like 27 swifts (birds) at the same time; all covered in mud when the rains washed away their nests.

Hatchlings in early March, about a month earlier than normal, just to name a few. We would not be able to help all these animals if it wasn’t for the generous support of members of the community and the giving hearts of hundreds of volunteers.

Thanks to BDOG, 2016 was the first year our organization has been able to cover all of our expenses since we moved to our facility in 2008. Less than 5% of our income stems from government funding.

We hope we can count on your support on Tuesday, May 4th, 2017 for the Big Day of Giving 2017.

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2017 has already started out much busier than the previous several years and we are already in need of more volunteers than usual. We have revamped the volunteer training program and have a new volunteer coordinator that really doing a great job making sure we find the right position for everyone that wants to help WCA help the wildlife brought to us.

If you would like to volunteer, please our volunteer page and fill out the short volunteer application. You will be notified of the upcoming orientations within a few days.

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Can’t Commit but still would like to Volunteer?

Join us the 3rd Saturday Each month

If you cannot commit to signing up for a weekly shift, please consider joining us the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm for our Spruce-up Saturdays. Get a group of friends together and help us do everything from facility maintenance to grounds clean-up.

Thank you to everyone that purchased a raffle ticket in our Nuts & Berries Raffle. The event was very successful and helped us get off to a good start in 2017. All proceeds go directly to help the almost 6,000 sick, orphaned and injured wild animals brought to us each year.

Grand Prize winner

Big congrats go out to Christina Weinmeister of Orangevale, our Grand Prize winner of a 10-day, roundtrip cruise for two people to Alaska.

Thanks to all our donors for the event, especially Zoe’s Cruises and Tours for the grand prize.

For a list of all prize winners, please see our event page.

We are happy to announce our WCA Fall Photo Contest winner is Susan Bouclin of Folsom. Her ‘Backyard Quail’ was chosen from among all entries. She says she often takes pictures of wildlife that visit from the greenbelt near her home. She was honored with a Certificate of Achievement and a collector’s gold bound

She says she often takes pictures of wildlife that visit from the greenbelt near her home. She was honored with a Certificate of Achievement and a collector’s gold bound copy of The National Geographic Society “100 Years of Adventure and Discovery”. Honorable mentions for our under 12, now 13 yr old Arav Karigattam of Davis for ‘American Robins’ and adult entry ‘Heron in Flight’ by Frank Mahar.

Congratulations and thanks for your support to all our photographers and friends of Wildlife Care Association! See more of the entries on our Photo Album page.

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We are up to our eyeballs in birds in our Nursery and we could use some extra help today and tomorrow keeping up with dishes and laundry!

If you are a current WCA volunteer and have a few hours to spare, please let us know when you can come by and help out by either calling the facility or emailing our Volunteer Coordinator.

If you are not a current WCA volunteer and you are over 16 years old, we can still use your help washing dishes, doing laundry, and other housekeeping tasks!

*You MUST email our Volunteer Coordinator and let us know when to expect you if you are not a current WCA volunteer.*
Email us at volunteer@wildlifecareassocation.com and come spend a few hours helping the birds!

P.S. There are popsicles and ice cream cones in our break room freezer for volunteers!
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Renee Holland, Antonella Coretti French and 13 others like this

Delfina Solis-Opdahl DewerkI would volunteer if I could I was trained by Kathy and Eva P. yrs ago but gave it up due to family and learning my asthma kicks in when exposed to crows unfortunately 😩. I wish there was a closer place in Elk Grove, I could help other ways.

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Susan BouclinDang it, how did I miss the ice cream?!

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We would like to take a moment to thank all of our amazing volunteers.
This has been a very busy week and we would not have survived without all of your support and dedication <3
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Wildlife Care Association, Linda Norris and 23 others like this

Janet BrownThank you 😊

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Julie Garton👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🏆

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