Wildlife Care Association

Reviewed in 2022 by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$54,033 raised by 334 donors

72% complete

$75,000 Goal

Wildlife Care Association has been in continuous operation since 1975. In the early years, some of the prominent naturalists in the Sacramento area, such as MB Goodier, Effie Yeaw, and William B. Pond, were very active and worked hard to establish the Wildlife Care Association as an important community service organization. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and are permitted by the California Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to care for wildlife. $0.88 of every dollar you donate goes to the direct care of the sick, orphaned, and injured wildlife brought to WCA.

Mission

Wildlife Care Association, Inc. is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of local wildlife. WCA is committed to educating and instructing the community in the respect, appreciation, and care of local wildlife. WCA is pledged to the management and preservation of wildlife habitat.

Needs

THE BASICS.

WCA took in close to 7.500 animals in 2021. This was the busiest intake year we have had in 10 years. In addition to the recent jump in the cost of everything, we have more of everything to purchase in order to properly care for the increased number of animals brought to us. This includes food, medication, and a wide range of supplies. $75,000

CAGING.

As our numbers continue to increase and our home rehabilitation team slowly diminishes, we need more pre-release aviaries and pre-release caging for many different species of animals. $75,000

PAYROLL.

As our animal numbers continue to increase, so does our staffing needs. Having increased funding for staff ensures the animals brought to us are properly cared for and equates to more than $200,000 per year with expected increases.

VETERINARIAN ON STAFF.

Although we have several great DVMs that volunteer their time at WCA, they have limited time availability. We would love to have the support to hire a DVM to fill-in the gaps when our volunteer DVMs cannot be at our facility. This would ensure veterinary excellence for all of our patients at all times. $60,000

BUSINESS OFFICE MANAGER.

The board had been covering many tasks that are detracting from the ability to raise funds for the organization. Employing a paid business manager is long overdue and required with the number of administrative tasks that must be completed for the organization on a daily basis. $55,000

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Again, the board of directors has been handling many managerial tasks for the organization, which has detracted from time available to raise funds for WCA. Having an Executive Director is a necessity for an organization of our size. $80,000

CAPITAL PROJECTS FUNDING.

Although we do not have a specific list or detailed estimates, we know we have many projects we must begin working on to become more efficient. Insulating our old building is a priority. In addition, our major equipment is aging and will need repairs and even replacement in the near future. $200,000+

VOLUNTEERS.

Board of Director members, phone team volunteers, maintenance crew, cleaning crew, and many other volunteer positions. During the busy spring and summer months, our facility needs more than 100 volunteers to help us properly care for the sick and injured wild animals brought to us.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Wildlife Care Association

other names

WCA

Tax id (EIN)

94-2528504

Mission Category

Animal

Operating Budget

$250,001-$500,000

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Volunteers

Demographics Served

Animals

Address

8546 Kermes Ave
Fair Oaks, CA 95652

Service areas 0

Sacramento, CA, US

Yolo, CA, US

Placer, CA, US

Phone

916-965-9453

Social Media 0

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