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Animal Emergency Hotline:

707-526-9453

 
Office: 707-992-0274

Exclusion: 707-992-0276

Location:
403 Mecham Rd,

Petaluma, CA 94952

Mailing Address:
PO Box 448,
Cotati, CA 94931
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Support Opportunity
Calling all Community Cards!
If you are registered with Oliver's Community Card program, and select us as a beneficiary, we receive 3 % of your purchase amount. It's free to you!  All you need to do is present your card when you check out. With baby season right around the corner, every little bit helps!
IN BRIEF
Wildlife Tours:  October-April at 2 pm
Wildlife Exclusion Service:   Need help with humane evictions?
A MESSAGE FROM DORIS

   
 

It is never too soon to start thinking about baby season here at Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue. Apparently a pair of Western Gray Squirrels agreed, because we admitted our first pinkie baby squirrel on January 27, 2014.  As you can see in this photo, taken upon her arrival, she was so tiny and had been on the ground in the cold for a long time. Sadly, she did not make it. 

 

Baby stories do not always have happy endings, despite our best efforts. However, the more prepared we are, the more successes we will have. In looking towards baby season, these are the most urgent preparation needs:

  • A solid, well-trained volunteer base.
  • Our Good Samaritan Veterinary Team in place for those injuries that are beyond our skill level.
  • Financial support from our donors to buy formula and other much needed medical supplies.
  • Finally, a well-rested and prepared staff on hand to educate and delegate important animal care tasks to volunteers and our medical support team.

 

Please let us know if you are available or know someone who would like to get involved. We must make good use of these next two months to be well prepared. By May, baby season is really picking up. Thanks for all of your continued support and future help. These babies really do depend on YOU!

 

 

Gratefully Yours,

Doris Duncan, Executive Director 

Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue
Registered 501(c)(3) Non Profit.

 
Spotlight on Skunks 

It's February, the month of Valentine's Day. While humans are feeling amorous, so are skunks! February is the beginning of skunk mating season. You may have seen more skunks than usual, especially dead alongside the road. As they go out to find each other, they become casualties of our driving habits. One fun fact about mating skunks is that the female skunks have been known to spray male skunks when they are no longer in the mood. That's quite a way to end a disappointing date!

 
An Electric Encounter
This month, we had an interesting raptor case. We took in a red-tailed hawk that had been electrocuted by a power line, resulting in severe burns to his wing. Burn treatment is not a pleasant experience, but this hawk was very determined to heal. After several weeks in the hospital and two vet visits, this bird was finally able to move to a private mew in our new Raptor Recovery Center where he is much happier! He's been devouring quail, enjoying the space to move his wings, and preparing for his release. Thanks again to all the volunteers who contributed to the building of the Raptor Recovery Center. After three years of hard work and dedication, it's finally paying off in the form of a beautiful and well used space for our raptors. 

 

New Staff

We recently hired new staff to help with the growing number of patient intakes we're experiencing. Brian McIssac and Sierra Bekele joined us as Animal Care Assistants, and Linnaea Furlong is our new Education Outreach Director. The new staff members look forward to meeting our volunteers, so if you see a new face while volunteering, please introduce yourself! We'll have more information about all our staff up on our website very soon!