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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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These Bushtits require some very specialized care and we are lucky to have an experienced home rehabber that takes care of these little songbirds! This nest from last year was found and removed by tree trimmers.

Last year we cared for 43 Bushtits!
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These Bushtits require some very specialized care and we are lucky to have an experienced home rehabber that takes care of these little songbirds! This nest from last year was found and removed by tree trimmers. 

Last year we cared for 43 Bushtits!

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Deb HulbertThey make the most beautiful nests. I was fortunate to have one in my yard last spring.

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Squirrels eating fruits and veggies
Our squirrels are always well fed! We offer them a variety of fresh fruits and veggies along with their staple diet. These squirrels from last season were always excited for feedings!
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Deb HulbertI love my backyard squirrels that come to my ten foot glass-slider for their treats. There are about 5 of them off and on. If I leave the slider open they will help themselves to the peanut bowl on the coffee table just inside the door. I left material out for them when it was nest building time, and I watched the female tear it apart and build a nest in a hollowed out limb of the fruitless mulberry tree, and now I have two babies growing up just ten feet away from the deck. Another squirrel follows me around the yard when I'm gardening. They are so smart and entertaining. I also have a big bluejay that comes down on the deck for peanuts. He has been hanging around for 8 months now. One day I was sitting on the couch and the slider was open and he flew in a grabbed a peanut.

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Debbie WesgateWhat is their staple diet please, I have been feeding a squirrel in my garden

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Lori Ann AngellLove this

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Dina PalazzoloJoanna Palazzolo 😍

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There are going to be a lot of hungry mouths to feed and we need your help! Apply at www.wildlifecareassociation.com/help/volunteer/ and help us feed animals like these nestling House Finches!

Last year we cared for 313 House Finches!
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There are going to be a lot of hungry mouths to feed and we need your help! Apply at http://www.wildlifecareassociation.com/help/volunteer/ and help us feed animals like these nestling House Finches!

Last year we cared for 313 House Finches!

Linda Norris, Pam Pittenger and 23 others like this

Christine LayIf you can't volunteer, you can donate your plastic bottles and aluminum cans. We will turn them in for cash to feed all these animals. Cat food cans are recyclable also. Unfortunately not dog food cans. Just drop off your bags at the facility, and thanks!

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Ashley WittenDo you have fosters or do all the animals stay at the facility?

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Delfina Solis-Opdahl DewerkI would love to help feed but you guys are way too far from EG.

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