End of Year Message from Dave Siddon

Thanks to you nearly 1,100 wild animals, who might otherwise have died, had life-saving care, a warm place to sleep, and healthful food to eat this year. On behalf of them, thank you for saving their lives.

Thanks to you, 5,000 children and youth were able to learn about the natural world, the wild animals who share our region, and how to appreciate and care for our planet. On behalf of them, thank you for teaching them to care for wild animals and the wild places they need to survive.

This year we helped four tiny orphaned fox kits to grow, gain their strength and health, and live with each other while they learned the skills they need to survive in the wild. When they were released to the forest, they scampered off in different directions, but we could hear them yipping and playing together in the woods. They were strong, resourceful and ready to live as wild fixes should live.

Every day, your support makes stories like this possible. 
Our goal is to raise $300,000 to help save more than 1,000 animals to recover from illness and injury and return to the wild. We aim to help more than 5,000 children learn to steward our wild animals and wild places. You see, even though we helped more than 1,200 wild animals last year, we expect 1,200 more to start arriving in 2019. With the winter storms and wildfires we’ve faced the last few years, our funds are depleted and we don’t have the resources to continue our work.

That’s why our goal for this campaign is to raise $300,000 by December 31st. If we raise that amount, we’ll be able to provide food, shelter and veterinary care for hundreds, if not thousands, more animals again this year. We’ll be able to welcome more children and youth to Camp EEK and field trips, and help educate the next generation of conservationists.

Would you be willing to make a special year-end donation of $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal of Saving Wildlife? We simply can’t do it without you. Your support will make a real, lasting impact in the lives of those can’t speak for themselves.

Please, click here to donate today! The lives of thousands of animals are at stake.

Thank you for your continued support and friendship.

With gratitude,

David A. Siddon
Executive Director
Wildlife Images

 

The fox rehabilitation enclosure is next door to Carson, the resident ambassador’s enclosure. This helps the young wild foxes learn more skills by watching Carson. Cuddling in the sun, high on their perch was a favorite past time.
To keep their instincts sharp we introduced all sorts of new things. Here you see enrichment from fall. We stuffed a pumpkin with their food so they’d have to fish it out. We also used this opportunity to introduce the carrier that would take them from the rehabilitation center to the wild.
Here is one of the foxes waiting for his big release! We took great pains to bring all four foxes far out into the wild to give them the best chance to have a happy life away from humans.
Return to the WILD! Quick as a fox is a saying for a reason! At the release these four disappeared -giving us only time for this one quick photo!