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March 6, 2011

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March 6, 2011

Sierra Wildlife Rescue responded when we found a bird on our property with a broken wing. We were told how to put it in a small cardboard box on a piece of flannel, to protect it from the neighborhood cats till it was picked up; we had locked our cat in the house. When we had a family of foxes under our deck, after the initial amazement of watching their antics and interaction for several weeks, we wanted to encourage them to move on. We talked with the "fox" expert, who passed along some ideas for getting them to re-locate. Since it had been six weeks, and she could tell by our descriptions of their coloring about how old they were, it seemed no harm would come if they found a new home, away from our cat and relieving us from the odor of baby turkeys killed with remains under the deck that had been baby fox meals. It is nice to know this organization is just a phone call away!

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Responding to animal concerns.

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Hope that they didn't have to work so hard to solicit donations.

March 6, 2011

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March 6, 2011

On several occasions my husband and/or I have found orphaned baby birds and brought them to Sierra Wildlife Rescue for rehabbing. This is an organization that does wonderful things for the environment both by rehabilitating and releasing all manner of injured or orphaned wildlife (from birds, skunks and squirrels to deer) and doing community outreach and education to help others understand the vital role wildlife play in the ecosystem.

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I have been able to bring orphaned baby birds to the facility for rehabilitation and saw firsthand the wonderful care they receive when I volunteered at the Baby Bird Nursery a couple of years ago.

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...find a way to get more funding coming in so it could expand its reach.

March 6, 2011

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March 6, 2011

The 10 hours I spend here taking care of the baby or injured birds are the best hours of my week. I have been yearning to help again this spring, and will be excited to be a member of this team. The amount of birds re-released is incrediblebly high. It is very organiized and grows with each passing year. SWR is important to the wildlife rehabilitation in the Tahoe and Eldorado countys. The voulenteers are an integrel part of SWR, and the center could not run with out them.
Debbie

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Working 10 hours a week last season, and saw huge strides in SWR programs and care

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Have more fundraisers and hopefully get more space

March 6, 2011

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March 6, 2011

I am impressed with organization, teaching programs and approachability with all the rehabbers. Very enthusiatic with newbies as myself. Looking forward to spending time mentoring and helping injured wildlife in the area. I am looking forward to the Raptor class coming up at the UCD Raptor Center. I would not have been aware of such class unles the Raptor team leader at Sierra Wildlife had imformed me. Went to a team meeting today and I was impressed with the organization and spirit. I wish more people were involved. They need more help. We already have 11 birds and the season has not yet begun. Hoping the word gets out. Thanks.

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classes and team meetings.

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I have no changes to make. I am new to this organization.

March 5, 2011

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March 5, 2011

This is an outstanding organization dedicated to preserving our wildlife. We have found baby birds and deer that were injured and this organization nursed them back to health! The volunteers are well-trained and caring.

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As above, this organization has cared for injured wildlife I have found. They have also given me instructions on how to care for injured baby birds.

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Help them expand their efforts!

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March 5, 2011

This is a great organization that has many dedicated people that spend most of their days caring for injured or orphaned wildlife. This is a full time job. Not something that they do now and then. When they are caring for an injured or orphaned animal they work around the clock to care for that animal so that it can be released back into the wild.

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I have seen with my own eyes the difference this organization makes for wildlife. If it wasn't for this organization, many animals and birds would die needlessly.

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I wouldn't change a thing.

March 5, 2011

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March 5, 2011

While driving, we saw a fawn running/stumbling across the street to hide under some bushes. Waited to see if Mom was around. Fawn acted as though it was chased. Reported to Sierra Wildlife Rescue. Knowing that Mom Deer many times comes back for the fawn, and per SWR's advice, gave it a few hours. They asked us to check back; we did and since the fawn was still there, the lead fawn rescue volunteer responded; waited watched and ultimately decided he needed to take the fawn to SWR fawn rehab facility. It received water, food, and was able to have a safe environment until SWR was able to release this little rescued girl a few weeks later. We were happy to be a part of a happy ending. Would not have been possible with Sierra Wildlife Rescue.

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I have personnally experienced the results of this organization in terms of fawns, baby birds, and other Sierra Nevada Wildlife saved and given a second chance.

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not know just what changes to suggest.

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March 5, 2011

Last Spring on a Sunday afternoon I found 3 baby skunks in my back yard. After many hours the Mom had not appeared. I didn't know who to call on to help those babies and just googled for wildlife rescue in my community and Sierra Wildlife popped up. I called the phone number listed and my call was promptly returned. Within a hour or so 2 volunteers came to my home with a humane trap and guidance as to how the 3 of us could safely secure the tiny skunks. The volunteers returned for at least 4 more visits that week to assist me. The babies were then taken to a volunteer skunk specialist for rehab untill they were old enough to be relased into the wild. I was a bit stressed about the little ones until they were secured but the volunteers were calm and reassuring and walked me thru this new experience, coming out on a Sunday and many times thereafter. The wilds are a better place because of this team of dedicated peolpe.

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see above

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March 5, 2011

When I first moved to the Sierra Nevada Foothills, I quickly learned of the magnificent wildlife whose land I was sharing. A bond was established and through that trust, I was allowed to approach closely for intimate photographs and observation. Each animal holds within, a different personality and a different story to tell. I am honored to have learned from their sensitive souls, their loving ways and their unimaginable strengths.

This has all been possible thanks to the volunteers of Sierra Wildlife Rescue. Their training classes are professional and informative. They teach individuals how to work closely and safely with wildlife. Their community exhibits with live animals are fascinating for young and old. Their education on how to co-exist with wildlife is invaluable. And through this all, I have come to know a special breed of human…a Sierra Wildlife Volunteer. Each has a depth of compassion and dedication rarely witnessed in our troubled world. They are true heroes as they work selflessly to save injured or abandoned animals. They will go above and beyond to restore health and quality of life to the animals in their charge. We are blessed to have these dedicated people available for consultation, rehabilitation, education and training.

Elizabeth Sorensen

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I have learned about the wildlife I live with and have been trained to help them when they are in need. The community has benefited from the experienced rehabbers and the educational programs put on by Sierra Wildlife Rescue.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to recruit more volunteers

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March 5, 2011

My five year old son and I found a very small and weak baby bird while on a walk. It looked as though a predator had gotten to its nest and from the remains it did not look like the mother survived. My son became very upset and wanted to help. Looking at the condition of the little bird I did not think it could survive but we brought the little guy home anyway. I called SWR right away and they sprung into action! They gave us solid instruction on what to do and were willing to take our patient into their baby bird nursery. My son was worried about leaving the baby bird but the staff at SWR (mostly all volunteer) were warm and caring with him. they explained to him how they would take care of our friend and even gave my son a tour of the facilities, answering all his questions. The impact this made with him was just amazing. They even told us we could call and check up on the baby and check his progress. Our little guy made it and was released back into the wild but I am sure he would not have had a happy ending to his story if not for SWR. I appreciate so much the help they gave not just to a needy little bird but also to a little five year old boy who with SWR's help now knows he can make a difference.

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Animal rehabilitation

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