Want to help wildlife rescue?
We do all of this rescue from our own pockets and its not cheap. But your donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE as we are a 501 (c) (3) Charity
We have bills for the vets if an injured animal comes in. We don't go to extreme measures and sometimes we have to euthanize for the good of the poor creature. This also comes out of our own pocket. Same for medications, first aid supplies, cages and building materials, puppy & kitten formula as well as dog chow for the orphan coonies.
There are no grants or DNR Funding to support us,
we do this for the love of animals and a wish to put back what has been taken from nature.
costs per creature to release all out of my pocket or donations
RACCOON: $93 per baby
FOX & COYOTE: $160 per baby
SQUIRREL: $58 per baby
COTTON TAIL BUNNY: $21 per baby
OPOSSUM: $37 per baby
Then if these animals need vet care (like the baby fox kit hit by a car) I take to the vet and treat - normal costs - I'm just lucky to have veterinarians that love wildlife too. If an animal is too injured to save, yes I have to pay for euthanasia just like a pet then take home to bury. Each animal we take in that has been gravely injured costs the same as a cat or dog to Euthanize - $40-75. That's just for saying yes to someone who has been wonderful picking up an animal they don't want to suffer.
How come so much? Well these animals need special formula that is not cheap, fresh produce for all for a balanced diet, eggs , yogurt, fresh meat and puppy chow is are just a start. Then all Raccoons and Foxes are vaccinated (no rabies its against the law) but they get all other vaccines, de wormed every month and treated for Mange - just in case. Squirrels are treated for mange & fleas if needed and also dewormed. We want our releases to have every chance possible to survive
We welcome donations of Dog Food as well as produce and human grade fresh or frozen meat
Gift Certificates to Farm & Fleet, Walmart for produce or Tractor Supply Company
Help with a vet bill Contact our Veterinarians for direct payment: www.2ndhandranch.com/our-veterinarians
If you'd like to make a donation today feel free to use www.PayPal.com my email is 2ndHRR@Gmail.com - if its in honor of a lost critter make note of it and I'll be sure to list your name and critter on my Thank You page. If you'd rather not that's fine too. Any amount helps us fund this project and is so appreciated, together we can make a difference.
Here is an Amazon Wish List for other items in need: