Sarvey Wildlife Care Center
September 2017
 
 
 
 2017 Deer Release
Wine and Wings
 YOU'RE INVITED

Wine and Wings Fundraiser Open House – Join us for an afternoon of wine and wings. Come meet some of our resident birds of prey, learn about Sarvey’s mission to rehabilitate orphaned and injured wildlife, and sample some great wine. Join us anytime during the event – the raptors will be there all afternoon for an informal meet and greet event. See more details and order your tickets today! We hope to see you there.
 
SARVEY HOLIDAY ITEMS ON SALE NOW
 
Our annual 2018 calendar is now available. It features some of our patients from this past year, is filled with wildlife tips and information, and inspirational quotes. We also have a limited edition ornament available. It features our Patient of the Year - A Young Porcupine and comes with a special card and makes a unique gift. Our eco-friendly tote bags and sets of blank wildlife cards are also available this year. They come in a set of 8 - 4 different images, 2 of each. Go to our website and shop or contact us directly to order at 360-435-4817
 
              
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
 
We currently have some openings for volunteer shifts, if you are interested please read the description of responsibilities and send us an inquiry. We will send you a questionnaire to determine if the volunteer job is a good fit. Most shifts are Monday – Friday from 8 to noon, or 10 to 2pm.
 
BECOME A SARVEY SUPPORTER TODAY
 
If you are not currently a monthly donor, please consider becoming one today. Even a small monthly contribution helps us meet our annual operational expenses. Wildlife Rehabilitation is a community effort and we thank you for your role in making our work possible.
 
Fawns ready for release
    
Each year throughout May and June, orphaned fawns make their way to our facility for care. This year, our staff raised 5 fawns and they were recently released. See the photo of them headed off together into the woods at the top of this newsletter. 1. Photo of two of them bonding after they arrived over the same weekend. 2. They are getting bigger and are exploring a larger pen before they are finally released into the larger field. 3. Miki, one of our rehabilitators, is bottle feeding the new patients. Once they get used to taking a bottle, they are fed using a bottle rack. This limits contact to prevent them from becoming habituated to people. (Notice her wearing a ghillie suit to disguise her appear.) You can also see our video of the release on our Vimeo page - click here to watch the process.

 
 
 
YOU'RE INVITED
 
Wine and Wings
 
Join us
November 4th
1:00 - 5:00 (open house)
 
Northwest Cellars in Kirkland
for a special fundraiser
 
 
DETAILS: Join Sarvey Wildlife Care Center for an afternoon of wine and wings. Come meet some of our resident birds of prey, learn about Sarvey’s mission to rehabilitate orphaned and injured wildlife, and sample some great wine.
 
Join us anytime during the event – the raptors will be there all afternoon for a meet and greet informal event. 
 
There will be special Sarvey Wildlife label wines available for sale, just in time for the holidays! Pick up some for yourself and buy some special Wild Wine for gifts too! 
 
Tickets $30 each – includes wine tasting, and your choice of a special tote bag or Sarvey’s 2018 calendar. Additional calendars will also be available for sale.
 
$24 of your ticket price, and $5 per bottle of the SWCC wine will be donated. NOTE: tickets will be $40 after October 31 and onsite.
 
We hope to see you there!
 
 
A Northern Saw-whet owl recovering from head trauma. Many people mistakenly think these small owls are "baby" owls. They are actually full grown and quite fierce.
Patient Highlights
Our center continues to see some young orphaned animals arrive, some will be with us all winter. Although our ICU area is full of injured patients, we have also been able to release some patients like a fledgling Bald eagle that was rescued in early August. It was found on the ground unable to fly, emaciated and dehydrated. It made a full recovery and was released!
 
These two Great horned owls were also recently released. One was entangled in barbed wire, the other was stuck in landscape netting. They both had wounds and after a lot of care and physical therapy were able to fly again.
 
Common nighthawk recovering from head trauma. We suspect he was hit by a car.
 
The Mountain beaver we profiled last month suffering from a serious infection in the mouth/jaw continues to improve. He has been moved to an outdoor enclosure and we hope can be released soon.
 
This coyote pup had surgery several weeks ago to pin her fractured leg. The bone healed and the pin was removed. She is now with another young coyote pup that came to us from another facility. They will stay together with us for the winter until they are both healthy, strong, and big enough to be released.
 

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Po Box 3590
Arlington, WA 98223-3590
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