Meadowlarks are seen in our area all year round. They like wide open spaces – native grasslands and agricultural fields – and sometimes along roads, edges of marshes and mountain meadows.
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Thank You - One Bird At A Time
Each bird that arrives for care at TCWC is special, be they drab, brilliantly iridescent or anywhere in between. Our passion is to deliver a positive and healthy outcome to each of these birds but we never thought we were making a difference to the total population.
Recently scientists have sadly reported that 1 in 3 birds have VANISHED from North America since 1970. The loss is widespread, especially in migratory birds. Meadowlarks have decreased by 50%, American sparrows by 25% - 750 million gone. Causes are unclear, but habitat loss, killing by cats and collisions with buildings are three major factors. TCWC receives birds for all of those reasons.
After this news, our mission is even more important than ever and we are proud that 72% to 79% of our rehabilitated birds survive to be free again. We cannot do this without all of you and your generosity.
THANK YOU so much for supporting our work to help the world of birds thrive, one bird at a time.
On Friday, September the 13th, a night with a howling full moon Tri County Wildlife Care held it's 11th annual Paws & Claws banquet and auction to celebrate rehabilitating tens of thousands of wild animals over the past 25 years.
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It’s 2 a.m. on a hot summer’s night. The windows are open to allow any breeze in to cool off the house. Sniff? Sniff? SNIFF! Honey, wake up! We have to close the windows!
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WHAT CRITTER GOES VROOOM, VROOOMM…?
Well, all we critters, wild and human, at Tri County Wildlife Care are shouting Vroooms of thanks to Mother Lode Cruisers! They so generously shared an amazing $5,000 from their 2019 Classic Car Show for the benefit of local wildlife in need.
Bret Risius and Connie Gonsalves, both movers and shakers, steered the MLC Classic Car Show to a huge success in spite of threatening spring weather and a bit of rain. TCWC is honored and proud that their efforts will help provide hours and days of medical care, safety and nurturing to local wild animals in distress, giving them a second chance to be wild and free. We feel privileged to live here in the Sierra foothills surrounded by wildlife and people who do so much for our community of animals.
Vrooom, Vrooomm indeed!
Tri County Wildlife Care, a local nonprofit started in 1994, is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of our native wildlife and helping our community live in balance with nature. We envision a world where wildlife and people thrive together. For more information call us at 209-283-3245 or visit pawspartners.org.
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PawsPartners.org is an alliance formed between A-PAL Humane Society of Amador County and Tri County Wildlife Care, the latter serving native wildlife in Amador, Calaveras, and Eastern San Joaquin Counties. Since inception we have added the Shelter Partners volunteer group, who support our local Animal Control organization, and Amador County Animal Response Team (ACART).