At WCA we like to use remedies taken from the forest as part of our tree-tment. Consider donating any hollow stumps or tree trimmings before you through them out. Our opossums would be tree-mendously thankful for the comfort and safety they provide. #wildliferescue #wildlifeprotection #wildlifeofinstagram
Patient of the day: This little guy is waking up from a tail amputation done by our fabulous vet. Only a small part of the tail was removed which won’t affect his chances of being released. #tongueouttuesday #wildlife
Egrets, herons, cranes, oh my! Fun fact: a baby Black Crowned Night Heron can be placed in any nest of the same species and the parents will care for it? The parents don’t distinguish between their own babies and other chicks.
UPDATE regarding today's (Saturday, Aug 28th) owl release at Heringer Estate Family Vineyard. Due to poor air quality, the event is being rescheduled for Sunday, September 19th, per an update from the Heringer website. Sorry for any confusion from the earlier note. The time may adjust due to sunset, but everything else will remain the the same. Please stay tuned. for updates or visit the Heringer Events page. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.
The losses are horrific for people and wildlife in the ongoing wildfires in CA. While wildlife rescue and rehab in our affected Sierra counties is closest to the Dixie and Caldor fires, WCA in Sacramento is also ready to help save wildlife as needed in this continuing tragedy. With more than 6000 intakes so far this year in Sacramento, we expect to see more as burned out wildlife moves into more populated areas around us. WCA is open daily from 10am to 6pm ready to help if you find an injured or burned bird or animal in your neighborhood. Please donate to help wildlife, wild lands restoration and groups assisting people affected. To see how quickly fire can grow, visit https://www.edcgov.us/Pages/Caldor-Fire.aspx
Our personal experience with a grassfire last summer was scary but brief, while today more than a million acres of wildfires continue to burn in CA alone. While people will band together to recover the loss of wildlife habitat is a tragic legacy that will endure. Facilities like WCA and others will rehabilitate wildlife, but only time and nature can regrow the habitat that is home to our birds and beasts. Please donate today to help wildlife, wild lands and our neighbors burned out begin to recover.
Exciting news- we have hit the 6,000 intake marker! As you can imagine that is a lot of little critters to clean up after. To keep our facility so fresh and so clean we are currently asking for bleach donations. We can use any unscented liquid bleach. You can drop it off at our facility or order it from our amazon wish list (link below). And a big thank you to everyone who has supported us. We could not have done it without your help. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/O2AGY6F543R6?ref_=wl_share
Thank you @heringerestates for welcoming us and our animal ambassadors to your winery for an owl release. It was a real hoot! If you missed us this month, don’t worry we will be doing another release on August 28th. Ticket info can be found on the Heringer Estate website under events.
Thanks to those who spotted this distressed hawk, and our CHP for bringing it to us for help.