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WE’RE COUNTING DOWN TO MAY 4, 2017!

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 always happy to see the improvement of the animals in our care. These two Virginia Opossums were letting us know that they were ready to go! They were released soon after this picture was taken. ... See MoreSee Less

We are always happy to see the improvement of the animals in our care. These two Virginia Opossums were letting us know that they were ready to go! They were released soon after this picture was taken.

Rhonda Gage, Brad Alford and 23 others like this

Deb HulbertI want them in my backyard. I used to always have them come through, but haven't seen any lately. I miss them.

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Ashley WittenDo all of the animals stay at the facility or do they go to fosters?

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Keep an eye out for young birds in your neighborhood! When fledglings are almost ready to fly they will hop out the nest and explore the world from the ground for about a week (parents will still be caring for them). This is a normal part of their development but it does make them easy targets for predators (wild and domestic). Young birds, like this Northern Mockingbird, will arrive at our facility with injuries from cats. In fact, last year 606 of our patients were admitted with reported cat contact. Please consider keeping your cats indoors this spring for the sake of your local wildlife. ... See MoreSee Less

Keep an eye out for young birds in your neighborhood! When fledglings are almost ready to fly they will hop out the nest and explore the world from the ground for about a week (parents will still be caring for them). This is a normal part of their development but it does make them easy targets for predators (wild and domestic). Young birds, like this Northern Mockingbird, will arrive at our facility with injuries from cats. In fact, last year 606 of our patients were admitted with reported cat contact. Please consider keeping your cats indoors this spring for the sake of your local wildlife.

Zoë Strachan-Payne, Garnett Volkens and 23 others like this

Sydney TidogWe've all gotten so PC. "Please consider keeping your cats indoors". I know it's the right way to say it. You have to be professional and polite. Luckily, I don't. The people that think they have an "outdoor cat", unless it is in a fully enclosed yard, are really just feeding a stray. People know where their pets are. They know what their pets are doing, they take responsibility for them and keep them safe. Barn cats kill mice. That's great. They also kill and injure other wildlife, including birds. They are free to stray onto other people's property. They are not pets.

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Kerrie WootenMy cats are indoor-only and are happy, goofy, and playful! Plus they will never get hit by a car or eaten by a coyote. Birds need all the help we can give them. <3

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Big Day of Giving is approaching fast!! Remember the wildlife when you donate to your local non-profits on May 4th!! Help us save the animals that make Sacramento special! ... See MoreSee Less

Big Day of Giving is approaching fast!! Remember the wildlife when you donate to your local non-profits on May 4th!! Help us save the animals that make Sacramento special!

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Jennifer Roche-KrausseTruly an amazing place!

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