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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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Wildlife Care Association of Sacramento added 2 new photos.

This is an Eastern gray squirrel with darker coloration than normal. He certainly is adorable!
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This is an Eastern gray squirrel with darker coloration than normal. He certainly is adorable!

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Anne Garrett NicolaouI saw my first black squirrel in Ottawa, Canada. I've seen a few on the American River parkway. So the ones I see in the Rancho Cordova area on the parkway aren't the same species as in Canada?

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Shauna DukeI live in Fair Oaks and have black ones in my backyard! So cool!

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Can you name the species? Comment with your guess

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Ashley Van De PolBald eagle. Angry, looks like his name could be 'Hank.'

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Dire DeparraJudgment chicken!

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Arch Radishi think its a bird

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Ariana Santos GarciaLol Bald Eagle

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Amy GravesA pony?

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Stephanie Isaacbald eagle

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Cindy MorrisBald eagle.

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Lethana CollinsBald Eagle

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Susan BouclinUSA

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Reema El-MurrThat stare down! He means business

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A great group of people, local business and community leaders are helping make the Artist's Wildlife Painting Party happen. If you can share our thanks, stop by the business when you need them or drop them a note it's a great help as we all pull together to support the Wildlife Care Association of Sacramento. Thanks to our lead artist Lindsay Ianni and the Art Institute Sacramento, Sacramento Co. Supervisor Phil Serna, his Chief of Staff Lisa Nava, the County Recycling Program's Ken Perriera, John Hagus at Southside Rentals,
Jim Lane at Aerial Lift/Alsco and the WOW-Wide Open Walls Mural Festival for donations of supplies and materials.
Volunteer to help create the new wildlife images at the front entrance of the old radar dome that is home to the state's second largest non-profit wildlife rehabilitation group. They help give wildlife a second chance to return to the environment and balance your quality of life in the Sacramento region. volunteer@wildlifecareassociation.com.
The Artists Wildlife Painting Party starts at 8a on Saturday, Sept 30 and Sunday, Oct 1st at WCA.
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A great group of people, local business and community leaders are helping make the Artists Wildlife Painting Party happen. If you can share our thanks, stop by the business when you need them or drop them a note its a great help as we all pull together to support the Wildlife Care Association of Sacramento. Thanks to our lead artist Lindsay Ianni and the Art Institute Sacramento, Sacramento Co. Supervisor Phil Serna, his Chief of Staff Lisa Nava, the County Recycling Programs Ken Perriera, John Hagus at Southside Rentals, 
Jim Lane at Aerial Lift/Alsco and the WOW-Wide Open Walls Mural Festival for donations of supplies and materials. 
Volunteer to help create the new wildlife images at the front entrance of the old radar dome that is home to the states second largest non-profit wildlife rehabilitation group. They help give wildlife a second chance to return to the environment and balance your quality of life in the Sacramento region. volunteer@wildlifecareassociation.com. 
The Artists Wildlife Painting Party starts at 8a on Saturday, Sept 30 and Sunday, Oct 1st at WCA.

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