For the next few days, nine to be exact, you are going to hear from us about the great opportunity we have to earn a grant through a Chase Bank giving program. There are many non-profits making a grab for the grant, many deserving groups, but we want you to vote for us. We know how to use our funds to produce results! In each of our departments we make strides that are beyond compare. We rehabilitate well over 3500 animals every year free of charge. We provide educational programming free of charge to over 720 groups totaling almost 75,000 people….students of all ages. We, alone, have provided feathers for 136 tribes, to 37 states filling 950 out of 1200 orders, free of charge. We operate with a small staff and almost 300 volunteers who come to us free of charge. Our money is spent on food, medicine, supplies, housing, business expenses, transportation, and other necessities of the rehabilitation and education process. We know how to produce, utilizing our funds carefully. We depend on grants, donations, and the goodness of your hearts to do what we do so well.
Here’s an opportunity for you to support our work, and it won’t cost you anything more than a few minutes to go to your computer and vote. It works like this: You must vote and then you must pass this on to ALL of your friends, families and neighbors to vote for us also. You can easily see how that kind of support would go a long way towards helping us win this grant…Please, please, please follow the simple directions below and follow the sites to cast your votes for Liberty Wildlife…..winning this will mean a great deal to our future successes….Wildlife doesn’t come in with an insurance policy! You can make a difference in the lives of many animals, provide unparalleled education, and you can make it happen free of charge!
Then click on https://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/ and search for Liberty Wildlife. At that point you can vote for Liberty Wildlife. If you have a Chase account, you can vote there and on Facebook…..two chances to support our mission!
Finished? Now pass it on to all of your family and friends…Do it for the cause, for the world, for yourself. And, do it now.
This Week at Liberty
The intake total for the year is now at 3044.
It’s a short update this week as several deadlines (Nature News, Wing Beats, TW@L, etc.) all coincided. Thankfully lots of other volunteer and staff contributed photos for TW@L! Even though the intake numbers are down, the activity never stops and we take this opportunity to catch up on other projects as we still get in some unusual guests. Let’s take a look…
Joe, Jan, and Claudia took some of our Education birds up to a presentation near Prescott last week for an early season show. The crowd was enthusiastic at the Highlands Center for Natural History as the trio displayed owls, falcons, and two eagles, then posed for pictures. This is always a big hit, especially with the kids in the crowd.
OK, could somebody please tell the bunnies to STOP breeding now!?! It’s September, after all! OK, ok, we can’t do that, and the volunteers at Liberty will still keep feeding the orphan cottontails whenever they come in…
A couple of unusual arrivals were treated last week as the numbers of intakes drops and the variety increases with more migratory activity. A small screech owl was among the patients that got some care during Vet Night, as well as this little ringtail cat that was the victim of a car collision. He was given emergency treatment and transferred to the local emergency clinic.
The little great-horned owl from last week’s update is still showing he is ready to defend himself – even from rehabilitation! When GHOs and other owls and raptors sense threats, they try to make themselves appear as large as possible to deter predators from further aggression. This bird has the move down!
Kurt took this shot of a new little hummer that arrived for care for a damaged wing. Hummers are tough to rehab due to their diminutive size and high level of activity but this never stops our volunteers from providing the best care possible at all times!
Last week a small bird was rescued at a medical facility and when the transport person picked it up, this note had been left on the box. Apparently, they had a dog (and obviously some personnel!) who would eat anything and wanted to make sure it didn’t get added to anybody’s menu before the Liberty volunteer arrived.