MRWC News

 

Facebook friends are helping raise funds by sponsoring a patient of the day. A current patient in the hospital is featured on Facebook and friends are asked to help sponsor the care of that animal or bird. This little help each day will ease the burden of raising the funds to care for the more than 2000 injured, orphaned, and compromised wild creatures we help each year, which cost us an average $120 per patient. Please join us on Facebook, watch the activities of our facility, and help us out now and then with a small sponsorship. You can also help by sharing the posts and encouraging others to help.

Summer hit with a bang this year and baby season kicked in right along with it. Birds and mammals in Alberta only have a short window of time in which to have their young, raise them and get ready for winter so they all seem to come at once.

The new “Wildlife Homes” playground, funded by Co-op Community Spaces, is well underway!

The best fostering moment so far this season was giving a little Red Fox kit to a fox family on Mother’s Day. The lucky fox mom came home to find she was a mother again and without hesitation, she adopted it. 

Join the Canadian Wildlife Federation in celebrating National Wildlife Week! This year, we are celebrating how we are all connected with wildlife. Share your connection online using #ThankYouWildlife.

 

A few years ago the roof of our eagle and hawk flight enclosure collapsed under the weight of a heavy snow load, injuring 2 and killing 2 resident eagles. We have been planning for a much needed new flight pen and are now about to launch a GoFundMe campaign to support the build. Watch your inbox for all the exciting details and learn how you can help to make this a reality!

Our Drink Container Pickup Service was introduced just over a year ago. It was received very well with just over $8,000 raised!

 

The first of the 2018 students have arrived! Hanna, Kat, Lena, and Mai are all from Germany. These volunteers will be caring for wildlife, keeping the crumbling building as clean as possible, helping to build the new Wildlife Homes Playground, building a new Turkey Vulture nest site to attract a family of Vultures to live on the Centre’s property, and assisting with the many, many jobs the MRWC takes part in. 4 girls have arrived so far with another 9 or so students to come over the next 8 months.

An uncommon patient in our hospital arrived last week. A little, male Wood Duck was found thin, unstable on its feet, and unable to fly at Red Deer’s Waste Water Treatment Plant.

In January we reported on two Snowy Owls in our care. We are very happy to report that both are recovering nicely.