Sierra Wildlife Rescue is an extremely valuable asset to our county. We are a mostly rural area with many different types of animals and birds. Sierra Wildlife takes care of every animal they receive, no matter how large the numbers. I have brought several birds to Sierra Wildlife in the eleven years I have lived here and I am always confident that the birds will be well taken care of and that they will do their best to make sure these birds are returned to the wild. I brought a hummingbird in a few years ago that one of my cats had captured and the day after I brought the bird in to Sierra Wildlife Rescue, they called me and asked me to come back and get the bird as it was healthy and ready to go home. I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to bring that little fellow home and let my son release him back to the wild.
Michele C. Kreisl
Sierra Wildlife Rescue has expertly trained volunteers. We had a baby squirrel abandoned on our property and their squirrel team responded on a weekend. You can always count on this organization to come to your rescue.
They also have come to my Senior Center twice in the past year to do an educational session on their Birds of Prey. THey bring their birds about 30 miles to do this for us. The Seniors are very interested in nature and local nonprofit organizations.
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.
Sierra Wildlife Rescue provides an invaluable service to the citizens and wildlife of El Dorado County. They work diligently every spring to make sure that hundreds of abandoned and injured baby birds survive, and they work the rest of the year contributing volunteer hours, veterinary expertise, and compassionate concern to the variety of wildlife that are injured, most often, as a result of human carelessness, commercial encroachment, and outright violence against Mother Nature’s most precious creatures.
Our first experience with SWR was when, on a Saturday morning, an SWR volunteer drove over 20 miles to our home to pick up an injured bird that our own careless kitty had injured. We were mortified by the injury, and thrilled that a community organization cared enough to rescue the sparrow and nurse it back to health. Amazing. Continued kudos to Sierra Wildlife Rescue, and we hope it thrives for years to come.