Any little bit helps - we receive no grants from the state and are completely self funded - because of you we can rescue
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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.
Items always needed:
-Pine bedding from a farm store Straw & Hay sold at farm store - shrink wrapped Produce: romaine, kale, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, sweet corn, apples Yogurt: Greek honey or honey vanilla - yes they are very fussy all animals love and need yogurt Meat: freezer burned fine, chicken thighs, wings, breasts, fish - all sorts of fish need Puppy chow Kitten chow Puppy formula - Esbilac canned and powdered Kitten formula - KMR canned and powdered Gift cards for Aldi or Walmart for produce and meat - our biggest expense Chicken feed Goat/Sheep feed Bird feed/sunflower seeds Senior horse feed/beet pulp shreds - we go through a lot with such old equines. Mini Pig food Laundry pods Dishwasher pods Oxbow Rat food Zupreem fruit parrot food Wax worms freeze dried meal worms Canned Salmon Canned Tuna Fish in water only Old towels