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
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
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
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+
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.