Sarvey Wildlife Care Center
May 2016
 First Fawn
Fundraiser, Feathers, and Fawns
The fawn pictured above was found on Mother’s day in Mount Vernon. It was on a very busy stretch of road with the mother, and was hit by a car. Luckily, the injuries were not severe and the fawn is now stabilized and is doing well. She suffered some bruising and a broken rib, and clearly would not have been able to survive that night on the busy road. She now has 2 new siblings and we are caring for three orphaned fawns at this time. The season is still early – so, likely will get more fawns in this baby season.
Lots of other baby animals arrive everyday. We took in almost 100 new patients in the first week of May. It is not uncommon for 20 to 30 orphaned and injured animals to arrive in a single day. Baby weasels, cottontails, opossums, owlets, songbirds, mallards, goslings, raccoons, and even an albatross are just some of the patients we currently have in our care.
1. Orphaned chipmunks displaced from a hollow tree that was removed.  2. A tiny little orphaned Barn owl, so small that the people that found it confused it for a songbird and fed it dogfood. It is doing much better now and in our nursery. 3. Baby raccoons taken away from mom in an attempt to "rescue" - they were confiscated by Fish and Wildlife and brought to us when it was discovered they were illegally being kept as pets.
On May 4, we had a call from a shipping company in Seattle. They had a cargo ship arrive and found a stowaway onboard. This Laysan Albatross (see photos below) was stuck between some large shipping containers and could not escape. It was a bit bruised, dehydrated, and very thin. The cargo ship had sailed over from Hawaii and the bird was picked up somewhere along the 12 day journey. We are currently working on plans to return the bird to Hawaii, where it can be released.
1. Laysan Albatross getting an exam. 2. Alabatross in her enclosure 3. Dr. Lahner examines the wing to be sure nothing was injured during the long ocean crossing.
Our resident Great-horned owl, Athena, is busy being a foster mom to 4 owlets. All the area rehabilitation facilities have sent us their baby Great-horned owls, as they know we have Athena here and she does an amazing job raising these owlets. Click here to see a video of her feeding her babies.
Be sure to visit our website and see our Patient of the Week profiles and you can click through their stories and follows updates on progress and releases.
These babies eat a LOT - we are going through a lot of mice and rats each day to keep everyone growing and thriving, tubs of formula, mealworms, feed, and many other things to give all the animals the appropriate diets. Remember that your generous donations help make this possible. If you can contribute to helping with food and medical expenses this season, we would appreciate the support. Donations can be made on our website by using our secure credit card processor, or if you prefer Paypal. Checks can be mailed to our center. Thank You!
We hope to see you at our upcoming fundraiser this weekend – Saturday, June 4th from 1:00 to 5:00. Drop in for a tasting, buy some of our special label wines, and see our resident raptors. Formal presentation will happen at 2:30 – there will also be a silent auction and some door prizes.
See the information below in red for links and more details.

Educational Opportunities
Have you seen our non-releasable raptors? Hawks, owls, eagles, and a turkey vulture ... coming to a venue near you! Learn more about these amazing birds of prey and the work we do at Sarvey caring for orphaned and injured wildlife.
Tippe and Drague Brewery
Fundraiser Event
3315 Beacon Ave South
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, June 11
This is a fundraiser event and cribbage tournament. $25 registration fee to play and Sarvey will receive the proceeds. If you don't want to participate in the game, you can still drop by and see us and the resident raptors. Enjoy some delicious food and come find us on the patio. All ages welcome. Call 206-538-0094 for specifics on registering for the tournament.

Thank you to the Tippe and Drague brewery and Deschutes Brewery for hosting this event again this year.

Lake Stevens Library
June 22, 2016
Presentations at 11:00 am
and 12:15pm
Join us at the Lake Stevens Library for our raptor presentation. More information available on the library website. 
Our Education Team is available for school presentations, special events at libraries or youth clubs, festivals, and more. Contact us to arrange a private or public presentation or see more information on our website under Education.
There are lots of ways you can help support our mission. Many local employers have gift matching programs. Does yours? Sarvey is registered with Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks to name a few – and these companies match $ for $ their employee contributions. Does your employer match donations to non-profits? It is wonderful to have these companies helping to support our efforts too!
Another easy way to donate is to simply register your store rewards cards with FRED MEYER (register through their website Community Rewards program – our number is 91530) or BARTELL DRUGS. More information is on our website home page.
Sarvey Wildlife Eco Friendly Tote bags are available for sale on our website. These make a great gift – or us as a gift bag – a gift within a gift!
Do you shop AMAZON? Use AmazonSmile and register Sarvey Wildlife and we will receive a donation from Amazon!
Contact us at with any questions. Thank you for making 2015 a BIG SUCCESS.
You're Invited for a special event at Northwest Cellars winery. Join us for a tasting event, raptor presentation, silent auction, door prizes, and purchase special label Sarvey Wildlife Care Center wines.
Saturday, June 4
1:00 to 5:00
Pre-ticket sales - $20
(get tickets early, door price will be $25)
Don't miss out on this Wild afternoon of wine, wings, and wildlife fun.
More information and ticket sales on the Northwest Cellars website.
11909 124th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

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