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Sponsor a Wild Baby at WildCare

Duckling in bowl Eastern Gray Squirrel with eyes open Fawn photo by Trish Carney Baby opossum at WildCare. Photo by Alison Hermance Gaping Phoebes Screech Owls at WildCare. Photo by Melanie Piazza
Sponsor a brooder of ducklings

Sponsor a hammock of squirrels!

Sponsor a pair of fawns!

Sponsor a pouch of opossums!

Sponsor a nest of songbirds!

Sponsor a box of owls

Spring and summer are Baby Season at WildCare. Each day during the warm months of the year, many orphaned wild animal babies are helped in our hospital because their mothers and fathers have been injured or killed. In many cases, the parents of these vulnerable babies have been harmed or killed as a result of a direct or indirect human interaction.

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Protect wild babies! Don't trim trees in spring or summer!

Baby songbirds, squirrels and even hawks and owls are often separated from their parents when springtime tree trimming disrupts their nests.

Mom and Dad will take their babies back if they can find them, but if the babies are injured or if the parents can't be found, the babies end up orphans at WildCare.

Please refrain from trimming trees and shrubs when vulnerable baby wildlife might be present!

The babies that receive medical attention from WildCare come from many different species, but just like human babies, all have in common the need for warmth, gentle care, proper nutrition and a feeling of safety and security.

You can help these babies by sponsoring a baby animal at WildCare. Your sponsorship will help fund the care, feeding and housing for these special patients that will prepare them for release back into their natural habitat.

Each sponsorship includes:

- A personalized membership card
- A WildCare newsletter
- A personalized sponsorship certificate
- An attractive 8x10" photo and information about the sponsored baby animal(s)

These wild babies will make anyone smile, and with your sponsorship you'll be giving all of WildCare's orphaned baby animals a chance to grow up strong and healthy and to return to their homes.

How your sponsorship helps WildCare's babies:

bird print bullet points $25 could purchase a heating pad (to substitute for a mother's warmth) that will
see several groups of orphaned wild babies through their first months of care.
bird print bullet points $250 could purchase a brooder box or an incubator to keep babies warm and safe when they are at their smallest.
bird print bullet points $50 could provide nearly a week's worth of fruits and vegetables full of necessary nutrients to help your babies grow up strong and healthy. bird print bullet points $500 could pay for enclosures, fencing or caging to give babies the space they need to learn survival skills and build strength for release.
bird print bullet points $100 could buy a good gram scale that will help our babies' foster care providers quickly determine if a problem is developing.    

Choose to sponsor:

A Pouch of Opossums

A Nest of Baby Songbirds

A Hammock of Squirrels

Baby opossum at WildCare. Photo by Alison Hermance Baby Mockingbirds Eastern Gray Squirrel with eyes open

Virginia Opossums, as North America's only marsupial mammal, live their first few weeks warm and safe in their mother's marsupium or pouch. Newborn opossums that have lost their mother need an external heat source.

Baby birds thrive on insects. Mockingbird babies in foster care require hand-feeding every 30-45 minutes from a dedicated care-giver, from sunup to sundown, until they are able to learn to feed themselves. 

Orphaned Western Gray squirrel babies are fed special formula developed to approximate their mother’s natural milk. They are weighed daily to be sure they are thriving on the substitute formula.

Sponsor these babies now!

Sponsor these babies now!

Sponsor these babies now!


A Brooder of Ducklings

A Pair of Fawns

A Box of Screech Owls

Duckling, photo by Anne Barker and Steve Shaw Black-tailed fawns kissing Screech Owls at WildCare. Photo by Melanie Piazza

Mallard duckling orphans at WildCare need brooder-boxes that offer both dry and wet areas for the little fuzzy ones to use while they grow feathers, gain weight and learn to swim. 

Sponsor these babies now!

Black-tailed fawns need predator-proof housing with a large fenced area that allows them enough space to be able to grow, run and gain experience and stamina to escape predators.

Sponsor these babies now!

Orphaned baby Screech Owls need hand-feeding until they are old enough to hunt for themselves. Then they need a large aviary where they can perfect their silent flying skills!

Sponsor these babies now!