April 2016 Newsletter
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Exciting wildlife news + events!

Join us this Weekend for our Mother's Day Open House 

In collaboration with Natural Areas Week, CWC welcomes the community to its Mother's Day Open House. This Sunday, May 8th from 10-4pm, our doors will be open to the public, so bring the family for a day of Live Birds of Prey, Crafts for Kids, Guided Tours, a Bake Sale, Raffles + so much more! RSVP

Grab tickets for Art is Wild!

You’re invited to Art is Wild, Chintimini’s Annual Art Show Fundraiser + Auction! Opening Reception: 7:00pm, May 20, 2016 (silent auction ends at 9pm) Location: CH2M HILL Alumni Center (Address: CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331) More info or Buy Tickets

Lead Testing Kit for Eagles + Other Raptors

In the 27 years that Chintimini Wildlife Center has been rehabilitating wildlife, it has seen more than its fair share of Bald Eagles who are admitted to the clinic with varying levels of lead exposure or lead poisoning. Testing is an important step to assess proper treatment, but Chintimini does not have a lead testing kit. Staff must send blood samples to be tested at Michigan State University. It costs $80 and takes a week to receive results. 

CWC is raising funds to buy this important rehabilitation tool. Our goal is to raise $2,800 to buy the kit and additional test strips, so we can begin testing eagles as soon as they are admitted and help them make a quicker recovery. For more information, read our blog post. To take action, donate to our Eagle Lead Testing Fund.

45+ Mallard Ducklings, 5 Canada Goslings & 1 Lonely Mallard Duckling

It was a major duckling month for us, with over 45 Mallard ducklings, 5 Canada goslings, and one lonely Merganser duckling admitted. Good news, we did find an adoptive Merganser family on our own pond. The others will have to be raised at the clinic. Our incubators are filled to the brim and these babies all need lots of attention, with constant feeding, watering, cleaning and swim time. Not to mention other bird and mammal orphans are pouring in.

Please consider volunteering or donating to our 
Orphaned Animal Nursery Fund.

We also desperately need bedding for these messy babies. If you are shopping for your own pets or livestock and can pick up a bag or two of aspen or fir shavings, we would great appreciate it! Please do not bring cedar. Drop them off anytime during regular patient admitting hours, 9am-7pm, 7 days per week. 

Remember, if you find an orphaned animal, call the clinic first before bringing it in. If it's after hours, refer to our website


Spring cleaning? If you come across towels, sheets, pillow cases, blankets, pet beds, or flannels that you no longer need, we will gladly take them.

These items are essential bedding for our patients. Thanks in advance!

Special thanks to the following folks for hosting fundraisers for CWC this past month!

 Downward Dog Campus  + Two Towns Cider's Earth Day Happy Hour: $300
 Ava Kalmar & friends Lemonade Day 2016 at Fred Meyer, endorsed by the City of Corvallis Chamber of Commerce: $250
♥ Girl Scouts Troop 20497 Cookie Sale: $500

These funds will help us to house, feed, and rehabilitate local wildlife. 
Thanks again for your continued interest in and support of Chintimini Wildlife Center!

Jeff Picton
Executive Director
Chintimini Wildlife Center

2016 Patients: 314
Total Patients: 21,918
March Intakes: 85
April Intakes: 149
May 30, 2016
Your support enables us to provide care for Oregon's injured and orphaned wildlife. 
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311 NW Lewisburg Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330

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