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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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This weekend, we had a Ruddy Duck brought to us all the way from San Jose! Due to their morphology, Ruddy Ducks have a hard time on land, and are often brought to us with no injuries and can be released quickly. Luckily we were able to get a ride, and he was released back at a lake near where he was found.

It's always hard to get good pictures of a release, but here you can see the ripples from him swimming back home!
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The wild tree gnomes went to work today! Well, Marianne and I booted up and pulled our drip buckets from trees, filled and mulched at Wildlife Care this morning. Thanks to Andy for getting the materials on hand. Six done takes us a third of the way to the finish line. Spruce UP Saturday is the third Saturday of each month and volunteers always needed to maintain, repair and build a better wildlife care facility. Thanks again to all those who did volunteer to help in Oct/Nov and got rained out! ... See MoreSee Less

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It's almost baby squirrel season again! Join us at our clinic on Saturday December 17th at 10am to learn how to care for the squirrels we most commonly rehabilitate at WCA and see if being a squirrel rehabber is something that interests you. Space is limited to 15 people and spots are going fast, so claim your spot by emailing our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@wildlifecareassociation.com! ... See MoreSee Less

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Just a reminder - if you plan on donating an item for our raffle - we need the item by today. We are taking pictures and getting the info to the printer so we can get our mailer out with full details on the raffle and event that will happen early in 2017. Thanks all! ... See MoreSee Less

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