A Message from the Director
Welcome to Wildlife Haven's new website! Going to do my best to update it on a regular basis, but for the latest on what is happening at the center, please join the Facebook group Friends of Wildlife Haven!
Spring and summer are the seasons when we are at our busiest........ the bulk of our 500+ annual admissions come in during the period from April through August. However, fall and winter are quite busy, too, but in a different way. The animal admissions slow down and mainly consist of injured adult animals and birds - owls hit by cars, birds who fly into windows, things like that. But we always have our residents to care for and any late-born babies who are being overwintered.
This winter we have a juvenile opossum, several raptors, and a chipmunk who need to be fed and watered daily all the way through til spring. And there are the patients in the clinic and the permanent residents in our public display area who need daily care and clean-up.
Our residents consist of Victor the vulture, Edgar Allen the crow, Freya the screech owl, Red the redtail hawk, Olivia the Barred owl, and Fiona & Riley the silver foxes.
In addition to the animal work there are annual reports to get ready, our non-profit IRS return, grant reports and proposals, newsletters to write, fundraising and continuing education opportunities.... never the chance to get bored here - just tired! This year I've added to all the rest with the website work - but it was badly needed. The Facebook group, Friends of Wildlife Haven, gets all the attention and activity and the website lags behind. I'll try to correct that!
Take the time to check out the various areas on our site - hopefully you'll find it both enjoyable and educational!
Sponsor a 'Patient'
Sponsors are needed not only for our residents, but also for animals in the clinic! Raptors like this Red-tail hawk (being released in this photo) need initial and follow-up veterinary care and a diet of rodents. Even young, orphaned, animals need species-specific diets while they grow, some need vaccines before release; raising them properly costs money. Your sponsorship helps to get them to the point where they are ready to go back to the wild!