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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 — at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Severus and Tommy helping us recruit current and future veterinarians to volunteer at Wildlife Care Association at the Internship and Career Fair. They did a great job drawing in the wildlife lovers!

Thank you to those who stopped by to meet our ambassadors and learn more about WCA! We hope to see you volunteering with us in the future!
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Severus and Tommy helping us recruit current and future veterinarians to volunteer at Wildlife Care Association at the Internship and Career Fair. They did a great job drawing in the wildlife lovers!

Thank you to those who stopped by to meet our ambassadors and learn more about WCA! We hope to see you volunteering with us in the future!

We will be delivering these to friends who helped make the Artists Wildlife Painting Party a smash hit including Aerial Lift Services, Southside Rentals, the WOW Mural Festival, Supervisor Phil Serna, Sacramento Co. Waste Paint Recycling and lead artist from Institute of Art Sacramento Lindsay Ianni.
THANKS!

Without the help from our business community, caring volunteers and friends in our local government little could be done to save wildlife in our region. So sharing our appreciation for their support is right near the top of our list! Helping our community know who steps up comes in many forms including FB posts, WCA newsletters, letters of appreciation and certificates to those who care!

Volunteers from across the community accomplished the work and took home a priceless memory and satisfaction at creating a legacy at the front door of WCA.
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We will be delivering these to friends who helped make the Artists Wildlife Painting Party a smash hit including Aerial Lift Services, Southside Rentals, the WOW Mural Festival, Supervisor Phil Serna, Sacramento Co. Waste Paint Recycling and lead artist from Institute of Art Sacramento Lindsay Ianni. 
THANKS! 

Without the help from our business community, caring volunteers and friends in our local government little could be done to save wildlife in our region. So sharing our appreciation for their support is right near the top of our list! Helping our community know who steps up comes in many forms including FB posts,  WCA newsletters, letters of appreciation and certificates to those who care! 

Volunteers from across the community accomplished the work and took home a priceless memory and satisfaction at creating a legacy at the front door of WCA.

Come join us for Spruce Up Saturday this weekend from 10:30am to 1:30pm at WCA's facility on Patrol Road! We have quite a list of things we want to work on, from yard work and aviary-repairing to newspaper-sorting and basket-fixing.

Anyone 16 and older is welcome to help out at WCA's Spruce up Saturdays! Email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@wildlifecareassociation.com to let us know to expect you this Saturday or if you have any questions.
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