Springtime at Sarvey
Last month, we shared the details of our first “babies” – goslings, ducklings, orphaned raccoons, and owlets – and they just keep arriving. We have 200 patients in our care at this time, and since January over 700 animals have been brought the center. Luckily, our summer interns have started to arrive as well.
An orphaned Virginia opossum recovering from head trauma. An orphaned Eastern cottontail - one of many in our care. An adorable Wood duckling. We have lots of tiny orphaned ducklings in our duck nursery.
Sometimes dozens of patients arrive in one day, and the phones never stop. We try to determine if the caller has an animal truly in need of help, or if the situation is normal. Each year, many patients are “kidnapped” – we had the opportunity to reunite a fawn with its mother last week. After determining the circumstances and examining the fawn, we felt confident that the mother was likely still there and indeed she was – standing in the exact spot her baby had been taken just two hours earlier.
Everyone reading this newsletter is a supporter. Some of you may have brought us an animal in need of help, shared our stories and information with friends/family, attended an event or educational presentation, provided financially for our work to continue, donated supplies, volunteer now or did at some point in the past, or contributed in some other way. Thank you for making it possible for us to help the thousands of animals brought to us each year. Support is the foundation for success.
An orphaned Barred owl in our care. A young fledgling Crow was being attacked by some kids, dirt kicked in his face, and he was rescued and brought to us. He is now with other crows and doing well. Notice the blue eyes - this is how you can tell a crow is a "baby" - they are large and often mistaken for injured adults.
GALA TICKETS - LAST CALL
Get your tickets by June 10 - Don't miss out!
Final plans are coming together for our 2nd Annual Go Wild! Gala, and we hope to see you there. Our Guest Speaker is Kevin Ebi, Nature Photographer – Living Wilderness. He will share A Year in the Lives of Pacific Northwest Bald Eagles with us. Kevin’s work has been included in publications like National Geographic, BBC Earth, Smithsonian, and even on a U.S. Postage stamp. Recently, his images of a fox and eagle locked in battle over the same rabbit went viral. You can learn more on his website. We are very excited Kevin will be joining us and hope you can too.
In addition to a great speaker, great food, and a visit with our resident raptors – we will also have a silent auction and a raffle. If you wish to contribute something to the auction, please do so by June 15 – please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to make arrangements. Our raffle
is filled with lots of great prizes
too! The Grand Prize is a Holland America cruise – other prizes include Victoria Clipper trip, Seahawks Tickets, wine tastings, hotel accommodations, theatre tickets, kayak adventures, gift certificates to restaurants and other businesses, and so much more. If you cannot attend the Gala, you can still purchase raffle tickets. Winners need not be present to win – contact us to arrange purchasing raffle tickets in advance. Tickets $5 each.
We cannot sell raffle tickets online.
Saturday, June 23 - 6:00 - Tulalip Resort Casino
Birds of a Feather
1. These orphaned Steller's jays were brought in after their nest was attacked and destroyed.
2. Our first group of orphaned Mallard ducklings are now in an outside enclosure.
There are several coyote pups at our facility right now. A couple of them were orphaned in the Ellensburg area and brought to us for help.