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Wildcare (California)
« on: August 25, 2010, 06:41:36 PM »


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Wildcare is located in San Rafael, California.  It has a hospital and a public area with wildlife ambassadors.  It is a member of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network.  The wildlife hospital treats over 3,000 animals a year.

From the website:

From songbirds to squirrels, raptors to reptiles our hospital provides emergency medical care and on-going aid to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals from throughout the nine Bay Area counties.

Juvenile and adult animals come to us with illnesses, wounds, or broken limbs. In the springtime, many of our patients are orphaned babies who need constant feeding, cleaning, and attention.

Our goal? To nurse them all back to health so they can be returned safely to their natural habitats.


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Re: Wildcare
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 07:13:31 PM »
The reason I posted this rehab facility is that it has a terrific article on pesticides in its Autumn 2010 magazine.  This is a good subject for another topic in our Forum, Everyone can Help.

We've seen how DDT affected Bald Eagles and other birds.  Some of the pesticides we use in our garden also have a negative effect. Ecotoxicologists are the key players in investigating the toll that toxic chemicals take on wildlife, and ultimately, ourselves.

From the magazine (excluding pictures):



Snail Bait is as deadly to skunks as it is to dogs.  The bait is the size of dog kibble and is often enhanced with attractants like molasses.



Insectivorous songbirds like swallows ingest poisoned insects or land on sprayed foliage, and they absorb the toxins through their skin.  Long-term, insecticides reduce the food supply and cause populations decline through reproductive failure.



Hawks, owls, foxes, cats, vultures and other carnivores are all at risk when rodents are poisoned by rodenticides.  Many products claim one dose is all that is needed to kill the rodent, but the rodent will take up to a week to die, as it pogrssively becomes weaker, leaving time for a predator to find it.
Jean, California

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Re: Wildcare
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 07:44:29 AM »
I love the pictures Beans. Thank you  :eclove

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Re: Wildcare
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010, 08:46:06 AM »
Thank you, Beans. There are some wonderful and important wildlife areas in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area (Northern California) and any place that does work like Wildcare is a blessing.   :s*
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Re: Wildcare
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 01:45:44 PM »
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Re: Wildcare
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 03:49:07 PM »
Wow, how special is that....  :eclove

It didn't say why she didn't have her own nest... Or I missed it, but what a wonderful new home for her.
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Re: Wildcare
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010, 05:12:13 PM »
Love it! I believe in adoption!  :thumbup:
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Re: Wildcare
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010, 06:34:18 PM »
Incredibly heartwarming
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Re: Wildcare
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2010, 07:26:38 PM »
Beans, that is lovely!  Thank you for sharing it with us!  Yay for rehabbers and tree climbers!!  :thumbup:   :s*
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Re: Wildcare
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2010, 01:09:19 PM »
   Wonderful outcome :thumbup:

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Re: Wildcare
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2011, 05:45:25 PM »
Wildcare has a petition online at their website www.wildcarebayarea.org to stop the US Fish and Wlldlife Service from implementing a plan to drop rodenticide pellets onto the Farallon Islands.  Please take a peek at the information on this subject at their website.  Thank you.
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Re: Wildcare
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2011, 06:53:38 AM »
Thanks Beans! I've heard of red tail adoption working out very well but never had a chance to see it. Great to see this video!

By the way, this is what the "expert" said wouldn't work for the baby if the NYU hawk Mom were captured and needed treatment.

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Re: Wildcare
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2011, 02:06:49 AM »
Is this the Wildcare ARC that helped in the rescue of Flyer from the Sidney nest?
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Re: Wildcare
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2011, 12:05:38 AM »
No, this WildCare is in San Rafael, California--
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Re: Wildcare
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2012, 06:27:18 AM »
Good morning, is there a thread or topic concerning lead poisoning in raptors, most especially bald eagles?  Thank you in advance.
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