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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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This little dove was found in the nest of doves who had been hunted by a raptor. It is very lucky that the Good Samaritan thought to check in their nest! ... See MoreSee Less

This little dove was found in the nest of doves who had been hunted by a raptor. It is very lucky that the Good Samaritan thought to check in their nest!

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Irene McIntoshI keep noticing the knitted/crocheted nests you use. Does someone there know how to make them? Do you buy them? I'm sure they're quite washable which is handy.

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Antonella Coretti FrenchCutie! 🙂

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Patti McIntosh CoonGod bless all innocent creatures.

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Tina WeinmeisterSweet little orphan!

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We are starting to get baby squirrels again. We have taken in 283 squirrels already this year! The busy season isn't over yet! ... See MoreSee Less

We are starting to get baby squirrels again. We have taken in 283 squirrels already this year! The busy season isnt over yet!

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Marina RoyI wonder if that's something you need foster parent for, I'll foster a squirrel at a raccoon. It's my dream to have a raccoon some day.

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Buck TaylorThey make pretty good pets but when they get older they get a little bitey

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Irene McIntoshI miss baby squirrel seasons. It stinks to retire. 🙂

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Antonella Coretti FrenchThey're adorable!! And so many? Wow!

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Geetha AlvarCuty grow fast

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Melissa StarrLinda Weil Christina Stull

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Can you name the animal? Comment with your guess!

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Debby DuVallPanda!

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Laura NickersonProbably that juvinile pigeon that pecked me when I cleaned its basket yesterday. I was commenting on its age and the "bands" noticeable on its wings.

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Becky CorreiaPidgey

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Gorica StuparPigeon id recognise them if I was blind lol

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Kathy GillanPigeon

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Sarah Henson-LascheckPigeon?

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LuVerna DavisRock pigeon.

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Marc Anthony HollandSome kind of 🐦.. goose?

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Ariana Garcia SantosPigeon

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Karen M Barberock dove! 🐦

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Tina WeinmeisterPigeon!

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Kathy KrausePigeon

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Stephanie IsaacPigeon?

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Lethana CollinsPigeon

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Sandra OpielaPidgeon!

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Ginnie WellbornPigeon

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Lisa Kaye-MaljianGiraffe!

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Jennifer RobinsonPigeon or White Tailed Kite

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Patrick RedingtonRock pigeon.

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Anita SantanaDove

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