What a year we have had for making our dreams come true! We hired our first
ever paid staff person and installed both a new door and a drain system in our
transition area. Our new clinic manager, has helped the clinic prevent wasteful
habits and save money by being aware of things that need maintenance or repairs
before they break down, by helping to organize fundraising events and by greatly
improving morale of the volunteers.
Due to a very generous donation about 5 years ago, we were able to add an open
air transition area onto our facility. This is where we house the
animals getting ready for release. The enclosed transition area gives the wildlife
a chance to acclimate to the weather before being released. It has been our
dream ever since we built the transition area to have a drain in the floor and
a door going directly into that area from the inside of the building.
Thanks to a very dear and generous supporter of the WRC, Sally McCarthy, our
volunteers no longer have to carry heavy, 5 gallon buckets of dirty water from
the transition caging area all the way outside, across the driveway, and to
our back lawn. This new drain system runs along the entire length of the transition
area, and now the buckets of water can be dumped right in the drain. This drain
will also enable us to easily powerwash and scrub the walls and floor!
A big thank you to one of our volunteers and her husband, Susie & Dave.
They graciously donated the materials and their time to install the door leading
to the transition area. Now our volunteers can now go directly from the nursery
area to the transition area and never have to set foot outside!
So with all this, what do our future dreams look like? We are in desperate need
of a new roof and heating and cooling unit. We have many leaks and maintain
a variety of buckets inside the building to catch the rainwater. Because of
the leaks, many of our ceiling tiles are rotten and the insulation in the ceiling
is getting wet. Our heating & cooling unit is nearing the end of its
life. Since last summer, the unit has caused us nothing but grief and it has
been a struggle to afford maintenance and repairs.
We do not currently have the funds for either of these large projects. The estimated
cost for a new heating and cooling unit along with a new roof will run over
$40,000. It will take us several years to raise enough funds to get the job
done which is why we are dreaming of someone to help us with our projects. Any
donation of money, labor or partslarge or smallwould help make our
new dreams come true.
Heres to looking towards the future and working for our new dreams to
Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic
1864 Little Brennan Rd
High Ridge, MO 63049
Write "Furnace Fund" in the memo of you check.
As always, all your donations are tax deductible. And THANK YOU for your support.
Our ever popular garage sale will be held Wed. April 26th and Sat.
April 30th, at the Wildlife Clinic, 1864 Little Brennan Rd, High Ridge,
MO, starting at 8am and going until 12:00 both days. Hundreds of donated
items will be for sale. Clothing, shoes, books, cd's dvds, household items,
sporting goods, knick-knacks, pet supplies, just to name a few. All proceeds
from the garage sale will go directly to the care of the animals in our facility.
If you have items you wish to donate for our garage sale, you may drop them
off at our facility at any time. If no one is there at time of drop off you
may leave items in our donation box on the right side of our front entrance.
Join us for our annual Open House, Sunday May 18th from 1pm-5pm. Come
tour our facility, meet a variety of animal organizations, win some raffle baskets,
and eat some hotdogs. We will have woodworking projects and crafts for the kids.
As always admission is FREE.
Our Trivia Night will be help Sat. June 7th at St. Martin of Tours
on 610 W. Ripa Ave in St Louis, MO. Doors open at 6pm and game play starts at
7pm. Cost is $20/person, with tables of up to 8 people. Free beer and soda included.
Feel free to bring your own food & snacks. We will have prizes for first
and second place, along with 50/50 raffles, gift shop items for sale, and plenty
of raffle baskets. For every item you bring in from our wish list you will receive
a ticket for a special raffle item. Check out our wish
list. To reserve a table contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636-677-3670.
Thank You Local Businesses!
Click Here for a list of our Business Sponsers. We thank
you so much for your support and donations for our fund-raising events!
We have set aside multiple areas for a commemorative pathway. If you
would like to purchase a brick to be engraved with your personal message, i.e.
birthday, wedding date, passing of a loved one, etc., click on one of the order
The 4x8 commemorative brick costs $100, of which $81 is tax deductible.
NOT FEED ANY BABY ANIMAL YOU FIND! PLEASE: DO NOT GIVE WATER,
MILK, OR FORMULA TO ANY BABY ANIMAL YOU FIND! PLEASE: KEEP BABY ANIMAL WARM!! IF POSSIBLE place in shoebox with a cloth or rag PLEASE: CALL US IMMEDIATELY
Mother squirrels are very dedicated
and will try to retrieve their babies if separated from them... Read
Do NOT let children or pets touch baby raccoons. Keep them warm and call
(636) 677-3670 Read
Since opossums do not have
nests or dens, the babies travel with the mom until they are able
to live on their own. If a single opossum is found with
no mother around... Read
are the babies most often unintentionally kidnapped by well-meaning
people. Rabbit nests are left unguarded most of the time,
with the mother on the nest only twice a day for feeding... Read
These 2 bunnies may
look small, but they are old enough to live on their own. DO NOT try to catch bunnies of this size. Leave them alone!
They will be just fine.
Mother skunks usually create
a den under a porch, driveway, deck, or underground. The mother
will venture out each evening to find food for herself... Read
To Volunteer! VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS NEEDED
Volunteer to care for the wildlife
Volunteer to help with fundraising events
Volunteer to help with building maintenance
Volunteer to build nest boxes
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization which specializes in the rehabilitation of native Missouri mammals and is licensed by the Missouri Department of Conservation.