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Windy weather increases the need for volunteers at the Wildlife Care Association facility at McClellan Park.

“The wind is a factor because it knocks down nests from the trees. Usually after high winds we find people bringing them in,” said animal care manager Anysia Avila on Monday, an unusually gusty day that saw winds as high as 38 mph in the Sacramento region.

The baby birds that are brought to the facility need to be fed every 30 minutes.

The organization is hoping for more volunteers to help injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife recover before they can be released back to nature. This time of the year is more urgent because of the surge of babies.

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Wings & Wine Event at High Hand Nursery

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The Sacramento community came together early on a Saturday morning to plant 21 trees at the property surrounding the WCA facility. Thanks is not enough for all the time and energy given by the caring volunteers, donors and staff to make this happen! You changed the world, made memories and planted a legacy for the future. These drought-tolerant young trees will provide additional habitat, a windbreak, and most excitingly, set the stage for a future outdoor education area!

We would like to give a HUGE thank you to Rick Reed who conceived of and spearheaded the project. We would also like to thank the following donors:

  • John Hagus of Southside Rentals, Inc.
  • Paul Scholl, publisher of Messenger Newspapers
  • Drewski’s Food Truck & Staff
  • Urban Forester Kuldeep Singh of the Sacramento Tree Foundation
  • SMUD Shade Tree Program
  • Tina Macuha and the crew at Good Day Sacramento
  • Artist Marianne Reed

We would also like to thank the following individuals for their time and efforts in making this project become a reality!

  • Hilda Vargas
  • Miguel Vargas
  • Julian Lacalle
  • Veronica Kohaya
  • Alyona Tivonyuk
  • Kathy Gillan
  • Lydia Sheridan
  • Pam Ancker
  • Dolan Malloy
  • MaryLou Flaa
  • David Flaa
  • Mike Dougherty
  • Brittany Towne
  • Tom Wroten
  • Dawn DeBerry
  • Theresa Bielawski
  • Gordon Stewart
  • Christy Berger
  • Brianna Abeyta
  • Phoenix Abeyta
  • Autumn Turner
  • Brad Fauble
  • Esther Higgins
  • Tess Lacalle
  • Thea Alexandra Apolinario
  • Monique Apolinario
  • John Watt
  • Lilya Negovlya

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Wildlife Care and Rehab Center to benefit from day of giving.

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT
TEO: NEW THIS MORNING, WE’RE LESS THAN 24-HOURS AWAY FROM THE START OF THE BIG DAY OF GIVING. IT’S AN ANNUAL EVENT, ENCOURAGING EVERYONE TO DONATE TO ONE OF 529 CHARITIES.

LISA: THIS WEEK, WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING FIVE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT MIGHT NOT EXIST WITHOUT YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT. KCRA 3’S MIKE TESELLE INTRODUCES US TO ONE PLACE WHERE FEEDING TIME IS ALL THE TIME.

MIKE: TALK ABOUT HAVING LOTS OF MOUTHS TO FEED. IT IS ROUND-THE-CLOCK BEATINGS, EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY WE ARE FEEDING SOMETHING. THEY ARE SHELTERED INSIDE THE WILDLIFE CARE ASSOCIATION. THEY ARE THE ONLY YEAR-ROUND TREATMENT AND SAFETY CENTER FOR ORPHANED BIRDS. BUT IT IS NOT AS WORDS — JUST BIRDS. OCCASIONAL FOXES OR COYOTES. THE SAMPLES ALSO INCLUDED THOSE LOST AND BEING CHASED. BUT HERE’S THE THING, THE CENTER IS FUNDED ENTIRELY THROUGH DONATIONS. DONATIONS NEEDED TO PAY FEEDING AND BILLS THAT CAN TOP $150,000 A YEAR. DONATIONS ON THE WAY WE KEEP THE DOORS OPEN. WE GET NO STATE OR GOVERNMENT FUNDING, SO THE TENACIOUS DO NOT COME IN, WE DO NOT STAY OPEN. TEO: THE BIG DAY OF GIVING FROM

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