BENEFITING: BI-STATE WILDLIFE HOTLINE
We are the Bi-State Wildlife Hotline of Missouri & Illinois. Our organization is the only of it's kind in that we are open 24 hours per day and we provide emergency rescue, rehabilitation, and re-release for wildlife when they are sick, injured, or orphaned.
This spring we received an adorable little beaver kit, who we named River. She came in at 1lb, which is the normal birth weight for a beaver - making her only DAYS old. Most other rehab centers do not accept beavers in rehab because of the cost, and time constraints involved. Beavers must stay in rehab until they are THREE YEARS OLD. That's a LONG time! They are such family oriented animals, that they do not leave their parents side until their 3rd season, when they become sexually mature and head out to start a family of their own. A baby beaver at 1lb is adorable, but a 50lb beaver this time next year is going to be much more difficult to manage!
Throughout the three years we will have to continually modify River's living arrangements to accomodate her growing needs and abilities. Currently, she is ready for a serious upgrade in caging. She's not such a baby anymore! We need to raise funds to purchase:
- Large Outdoor Pen (currently getting bids)
- Shadecloths to protect from sun
- Electric fencing to keep predators out
- Medium to Large Chew-Proof Pool
- Pool Heater
- Pool Filter (To remove beaver's potty waste)
- Ramps to get in and out of pool
- Lumber for den box for sleeping
River currently costs over $50 a WEEK to just feed, and this cost is more than the Wildlife Hotline can afford to keep up with. Our volunteers are currently paying for her costs out of their own pockets. Now, with needing a new pen, even they are unable to help. Please help us raise the funds to make a comfortable home for little River, that she can grow up and flourish in. Any amount that you can give is enormously appreciated by the staff at the Wildlife Hotline, as well as River herself. Every 5th donor will receive a very special thank you message too!!
To find out more about our organization, please visit us online at http://www.wildlifehotline.com or to see more photos of River and any other rescue missions, check out our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/wildlifehotline. Questions and comments can be phoned in 24 hours to 1-855-WILD-HELP or sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!!!