Spring Baby Season has arrived at SB Wildlife Care Network. Up to 40 animals are arriving daily in desperate need of around-the -clock feedings, life saving medications, and quality care.
Spring Baby Season is, under normal circumstances, an expensive endeavor. Diets for thousands of baby animals, staff hours, and veterinary treatments add up. Right now, amidst Covid-19 SBWCN can not rely on the biggest contributions to our organization -- our volunteers. Volunteer help is the engine of our organization, and we are having to rely more on staff (who are working very hard to get us through this time) and resourcing home-care operations to give babies around-the-clock care.
March 16th: 8 ducklings came into care, followed by 12 more on the 21st.
March 23rd: A baby great horned owl was cut out of his nest by a tree trimming operation and brought in. Many more baby birds will suffer the same way and will need lifesaving care (and will get fed every 30 minutes from dawn to dusk).
April 1st: 16 baby opossums were admitted into care (as well as 7 other patients)
April 4th: 39 animals arrived at our center including a baby opossum attacked by a hawk, an emaciated pelican, and a DOZEN baby dusky footed wood rats (a native species).
Currently, SBWCN has 158 patients in care. As Spring baby season ramps up, that number will triple. We need your help!
ANY amount we can raise now helps keep our operations going and give the many baby of spring the second chance they deserve to have a wild life.
More information about Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network: Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and return to the wild sick, injured, orphaned, or oil-impaired wild birds and small mammals native to Santa Barbara county and to educate the public about living in harmony with wildlife.
Thank you from the whole wildlife team!
*This fundraiser was created by Ariana Katovich, The Executive Director of Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. Please connect with us at for more information on our work and impact. Together, we save wild lives!*