Jul 4, 2022

USA: Wonderful Wildlife Releases to Celebrate Independence Day!

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From: WildCare -- Ellyn Weisel <wildcare@discoverwildcare.org>
Date: Thu, Jun 30, 2022, 10:00 AM
Subject: Wonderful Wildlife Releases to Celebrate Independence Day!

   June 30, 2022
Wonderful Wildlife Releases — Just in time for independence Day!
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Release day is the best day! There is nothing quite like watching an animal we've cared for in the Wildlife Hospital find his or her freedom and return to the wild.

Just in time for Independence Day on July 4, we wanted to share a collection of some of our favorite releases. You've met some of these patients in our eNews stories (like the Red-tail with the injured eye you met last March), but some of these releases will be new to you.

It's cause for celebration every time our team has the opportunity to return a patient to the wild. Especially when the animal's journey back to health has been long and arduous, the heart-lifting moment of freedom brings tears to our eyes every time!

Watch some of our favorite videos and celebrate Independence Day for these, and all the animals WildCare is able to give a second chance at life in the wild!
Click to celebrate independence day for these wildlife hospital patients!
Volunteer at wildCare!
WildCare is accepting applications for adult volunteers in our Wildlife Hospital and in our Wildlife Ambassador Program! These are truly unique volunteer opportunities and now is the time to apply!

Volunteers in the Wildlife Hospital help us provide care for over 3,500 ill, injured and orphaned wild animals.

Wildlife Hospital Volunteers learn species identification, hygiene and safety precautions and protocols, proper diet and food preparation, and proper handling techniques. Hospital staff and volunteers work to provide comprehensive diagnoses and treatments for our patients, always with the goal of releasing them back to the wild. Everyone works together to accommodate the feeding, cleaning and medication requirements of each patient.

Begin by watching our New Volunteer Orientation video and then complete an application!

Our Wildlife Ambassador Volunteers help care for the nonreleasable educational animals in WildCare's Courtyard and Museum.

WildCare is home to 14 Wildlife Ambassadors. These animals can no longer survive in the wild and now serve as ambassadors for their species, educating thousands of Bay Area children and adults each year.

They require daily feeding, care, enrichment, and training to provide them the best life possible, and this, along with educating the public about these amazing animals, is the job of our Wildlife Ambassador Volunteers! Click to learn more and apply today!
Click to learn more and apply to volunteer now!
Save the Date for the 2022 WildCare Gala!
The 2022 WildCare Gala will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at the stunning Acqua Hotel in Mill Valley, situated on the picturesque shores of Richardson Bay.

This festive and elegant event will feature delicious vegetarian and vegan appetizers, wine, cocktails, meet-and-greet experiences with WildCare's Wildlife Ambassador animals, an exciting silent auction and more.

In-person event attendees will enjoy our fun and informative cabaret-style Gala presentation, broadcast live to our virtual audience, highlighting WildCare's impactful work.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, and we will offer both in-person and virtual ticket options. A special catered Gala To-Go Box will be an option for our local virtual ticket holders.

Mark your calendars for this not-to-be-missed event and watch your inbox for tickets and other details!
Click for Sponsorship Information for the 2022 WildCare Gala!
Summer Wildlife Camps For Ages 3 1/2 to 7 still available!
WildCare's Summer Wildlife Camps are almost full! Click to register your child now!

Summer Wildlife Camp provides campers with an unforgettable wildlife experience, including live animal visits from our rescued wildlife ambassadors, animal-themed games, nature crafts, nature excursions and much more!

Weekly camp programs are designed to captivate, engage and challenge young people, while building conservation knowledge and values.

We still have limited space in Sessions 8A and 8B (August 8 - 12). These half-day sessions are for young children, age 3 1/2 through entering Kindergarten, and the theme is "Growing Up Wild."

We also have a couple of spots left in Session 3 Wild California (June 27 - July 1) for children entering grades K - 1. 

Hurry! WildCare's Summer Wildlife Camps will sell out! Register your child now!
Click for dates, themes, age ranges and prices!
Every gift,
saves lives.
Your wildlife neighbors are
counting on you.
Every gift,
saves lives.
Your wildlife neighbors are
counting on you.
Wildlife Baby Season Is Here! Please Respect the Nest!
Respect the Nest by Michael Schwab
Graphic by Michael Schwab
As you can see from our videos, Wildlife Baby Season is HERE!

Even as you read this email, wild animals are using your trees AND your hedges, shrubs and bushes to build their nests and raise their young.

Every year, WildCare's Wildlife Hospital admits hundreds of baby animals, injured and orphaned because of nest disruption. Please respect the nest and delay non-emergency tree work and garden pruning until next winter to allow wildlife babies to grow up healthy and safe!
Learn how You can respect the nest and protect baby wildlife this summer!
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Whenever you find an injured or orphaned wild animal, call WildCare.
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Whenever you find an injured or orphaned wild animal, call WildCare.
- From now until September, purchase wine from our partners at LangeTwins Winery, and they will make a 10% donation to WildCare! Use the promo code WILDCARE at checkout.
- Make a lasting difference for Wildlife by including WildCare in your estate plans! learn more...
- Support WildCare with Gifts of Appreciated Stock or QCDs
- Shopping on Amazon? Be sure to go through smile.amazon.com and choose WildCare as your charity. We earn a donation with every purchase at no cost to you
- Donate your old vehicle (car, boat, motorcycle) to WildCare
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First Responder?
We need dedicated wildlife lovers like you to join our team of First Responders— our special group of monthly donors who help ensure that every animal who comes to WildCare is healed and released back into the wild.
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