Depending on the season, we serve between 17 - 50 animals daily.
We see a wide array of injuries at our facility. Most are broken bones and internal injuries. Human activities are often to blame for injuries such as:
Impact-type injuries caused by cars and trucks
Our daily chores involve checking up on each animal and, if needed, medicate, hydrate and help with feeding if they are unable or unwilling to eat and check their weights. Clean wounds, change bandages.
To properly house the animals we need to make sure the spaces they stay are clean and well maintained.
When needed, we visit specialized veterinarians. A specialized veterinarian is very expensive, and a 150 mile round trip journey.
All patients who visit get a check-up and many need surgery. Most will get X-rays and blood work.
In between, we respond to calls to pick up injured wildlife. When an animal is hurt it needs help now! We are on call 24/7.
Then there's the paperwork and fundraising. We depend on public donations to do this work.
What we do
Photos, clockwise: Truck windshield after impact with Golden Eagle - at our vet's office - Young Screech Owl on scale -Monitoring the weight is important when animals are in bad condition and need help feeding - Feeding fledgling Golden Eagle, unable to eat on its own - Great Horned Owl, a gunshot victim, after surgery on broken bones in its wing.
See more images in "The care" album.
We take care of wildlife in need of our attention:
Injured, traumatized, orphaned and/or ill.