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Well friends, we made it! As many of your know, summertime is the "busy" season for all of us here at Chintimini Wildlife Center. As we enjoy the last few days of summer, let's look at what we've accomplished together so far in 2018:
  • We were awarded grants from Benton Community Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis to provide a field trip to every second grader in the Corvallis School District during the 2018-2019 school year. Since there is no cost to the District or the families, 500 students will be able to experience our 5-acre Education Center regardless of financial ability. We hope to expand this program to more districts, particularly those in rural areas, in the future. 
  • We have presented to 105+ groups, with an audience of over 6,000 learners of all ages. Through our outreach programs, we are able to share the stories of our resident Raptor Ambassadors, helping our community members understand and embrace the wildlife with whom they share their home. 
  • Our wildlife hospital has admitted over 1,650 patients so far, with more animals receiving care every day. Since the closing of a rehabilitation clinic in Eugene, your donations have helped us expand to serve wildlife south of us as well (about 25% of our patients). 
Our busiest months of the year are behind us, but we're still not done yet! Now is the time for a whole lot of cleaning, planning, and preparing. With your support, we will catapult into another exciting year of growth.

Thanks for your support all summer long. We couldn't do it without you. 

Sarah Spangler
Executive Director
Chintimini Wildlife Center

currently in the clinic:

While we can't show you every single animal we admit, we love sharing some of our more notable patients and remarkable recoveries with you. As of today, we have admitted 1,663 patients so far this year! Check out a few patients who are currently in our care:
These four Red-tailed Hawk patients have been rehabilitated and housed together this summer and are gearing up to be released. The adult hawk did a great job fostering the three juveniles, all of which came in separately and were either injured or orphaned at the time of admission. They are being conditioned in one of our flight enclosures and will soon be soaring free!

This young Garter Snake was brought to us after an accident involving a lawn mower. He sustained trauma to his right eye and the side of his mouth. With the odds stacked against him, he still manages to eat, flick his tongue, and move around like any ordinary snake! We hope he will continue to improve in our ICU.

This raccoon patient, bottle-fed by intern Sarah in the photo above, was found orphaned and admitted to our clinic late in the season. Interns were tasked with caring for baby mammal and bird patients this summer. While we are sad to see them go, we are so proud of the progress they made during their time with us, and grateful to have had their help!

If you'd like to help these and other patients, the very best way to do that is by making a donation. Cash contributions allow us to make sure our clinic is fully stocked and staffed so that each of our patients receives the best care possible. We can also accept in-kind donations of specific supplies we need. To learn more about either of these giving opportunities, please visit our website. 
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blueberries & baby birds!

a HUGE thank you to Anderson Blues
 

We’d like to extend our gratitude to Anderson Blues for their annual blueberry donations. A group of this year’s Cedar Waxwings were released at their blueberry farm last week. See a video of their release below! 

Watch their release here!
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HOT OFF THE PRESS! Read the latest posts from the Chintimini Wildlife Center blog.
Level Two Training Recap - What happens in a Level 2 Training? Read about the skills our volunteers are learning.
Getting Skunked - Lessons learned about this "smelly" species from volunteer Cherie MacDougall
Bald Eagle Rescue - Read the story of a recent Bald Eagle patient rescue by volunteer Claudia Benfield
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

bev clark

monday am shift volunteer since 2017

CWC: Do you have a favorite or most memorable patient (past or present)?

BC: I got to release a Red-tailed Hawk last year. The person who brought it in was present and he brought his 5 year old daughter to see it. It was very cool for all of us. 

CWC: What is something that your shift may not know about you?

BC: I am a private pilot and fly my own airplane out of the Corvallis airport.
Click here to read more about our volunteers!
Supporters like Bev are a vital part of our community. We are lucky to work with some of the most compassionate people around who ensure that the animals in our care are safe and healthy. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to all of the volunteers, donors and other supporters who make our work possible. Thank you.
Please join us in thanking Bev for her outstanding commitment to serving our community's wildlife. 
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