Back in 1984 when I took in the first animal I didn’t understand what path I was beginning. All I knew was there was a young raccoon that was illegally kept as a pet until it bit someone. The animal had to be quarantined or his head would be removed and tested for rabies. Of course I would help this animal provided I would be able to release it when his quarantine was up. Several months later the raccoon’s life was changed as he scampered off through the trees. I had no idea that 27 years later I would be helping our 50,000 animal.
50,000 animals have arrived in various stages of need. All of them needed to have a change in their life in order to survive. All of them needed WildCare. All of them needed you!
With the help of WildCare staff, volunteers, and donors we have made a significant difference to the health of Oklahoma’s wildlife! Together we have done it 50,000 times, one life at a time! Together we have changed the lives of over 300 species including some endangered species.
We have heard 50,000 stories of the circumstances that brought that particular animal to us. Some fairly typical like a storm, a chain saw, or our dog brought it to us. Then there are the more unusual stories; an alligator found in a crack house, a Chinese painted stork hatched at San Diego Wild Animal Park that escaped from a zoo in Kansas. Regardless of the what happened to them they all needed us to survive.
Along this path we have also met some remarkable people! People who agree with us that a life is worth saving! People who stop their life to save an animal’s life! We have met dedicated people who have volunteered over 1000 hours at WildCare. We have also met loyal people who have made donations to WildCare monthly for years. And a few who have made a substantial one time donation. All donors, whether it be big or little, cash or supplies, or their time have all been an active part in helping save 50,000 animals! The next time you take a walk imagine seeing 50,000 wild animals. Then imagine them all saying “Thank You”! This actually isn’t your imagination. It is reality.
Thank you for your support of 50,000 animals!
PS Register for WildCare’s 2nd 5k run and 1 mile Bunny Hop, July 29th and Aug 12 at Andrew’s Park newly certified Norman Legacy Trail, Norman, OK at www.signmeup.com/75806, evanjayne@Yahoo.com, or (405) 313-8651
|WildCare provides people a place to bring wildlife struggling to survive with the goal of releasing healthy animals back into the wild.|
|Bobcat cub growing leaps and bounds|
|15 fawns are growing taller|
|Screech owlets looking like adults|
|4 river otters have each other to play|