NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES. SOME DRIVE CLASSIC CARS.
Tri County Wildlife Care is honored to add the MotherLode Cruisers to the Hall of Heroes at our new Paws Partners Center. There, extraordinary people who support local wildlife in need are recognized with their own dedicated animal-shaped plaque. In this case, of course, the animal of choice could only be a Roadrunner!
The MLC ‘wild at heart’ car club gifted TCWC with an amazing $5,500 donation from the proceeds of their 2021 Classic Car Show. We are overwhelmed by their generosity and impressed by how many people attend to check out the cars and how much fun the event is!
Over 600 animals have already been in TCWC’s care this year, many of them baby squirrels, foxes and other mammals that drink lots of formula. TCWC has also had 3 eagle patients, one that has needed intensive veterinary care for his wounds. Thank you MLC for helping us help these animals!
Bret Risius and Connie Gonsalves, plus their teams, clearly work hard to hold a successful classic car event to benefit our small community. TCWC is privileged to be a recipient of their success and we salute this group of dedicated car enthusiasts!
What duck has the nickname of "whistler?" It’s the Common Goldeneye. Hunters gave this duck the nickname of “whistler” as this is the sound their wings make in flight. Cold weather accentuates the whistling sound. Click the image to learn more!
Click the image to learn about the Northern Pygmy Owl
Do you know the difference between a hare and a rabbit? And that Bugs Bunny was not a rabbit! Click the image to learn more!
We are moving and we want YOU to come too!
A-PAL Humane Society and Tri County Wildlife Care have teamed up for the last 5 years to share space and resources and now we have taken the step to join domestic animal and wildlife care in a permanent home called the Paws Partners Center. We are now together at 12360 Trade Center Drive, right next door to Jackson Creek Vet Clinic.
We are excited to be able to care for more animals and to provide more space for their better recovery. Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Dr. Lisa Hilf and Dr. Bob Yack, Barbara J. Brown, Rose Swingle and the estates of Mary Lee McClure, Hazel Johnson, Bette J Phipps and Marjorie Strohm, we have a wonderful safe harbor for animals in need.
Both non- profit groups benefit our community and together we are stronger with our greatest asset being our shared volunteers. We look forward to continuing to expand and innovate operations at this new location and to continue to support you and county operations.
Thank you for your kindness and good wishes and we will keep you posted as we get ready for baby season.
32,834 Thank Yous!
From the tips of our antlers to the feathers on our tails, we thank YOU from the bottom of our furry and feathered hearts for your generous donation Giving Tuesday December 1, 2020.
We are so grateful for you & the second chance you give so many of us to be wild and free!
With your help, we received a whopping $32,834 TOTAL!
Thank you again!
In the United States, we throw away 25% more trash during the holidays than during any other part of the year. All the ribbons, wrapping paper, and plastic bows ultimately end up in landfill. We can do better.
Click the image to be inspired!
Sutter Creek, CA Sept. 9
Tri County Wildlife Care is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency have earned a100/100 rating from Charity Navigator’s new Encompass Rating System. This score designates Tri County Wildlife Care as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 8.5 million users annually.
The Encompass Rating System is a comprehensive evaluation tool that analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators. In July 2020, Charity Navigator released the first indicator, Finance & Accountability, to highlight nonprofit organizations demonstrating fiscal responsibility. This is determined by five metrics: Program Expense Ratio, Independent Audit or Financial Review, Board Composition, Liabilities to Assets, and Website Listing. The additional indicators, to be rolled out in the next 18-24 months, are Impact & Results, Leadership & Adaptability, and Culture & Community.
The Encompass Rating System enables Charity Navigator to increase the number of nonprofits it evaluates, growing from 9,000 to 160,000 nonprofits evaluated as of July 2020. In order to be more inclusive of smaller and more recently established nonprofits, the system uses technology-supported automation to analyze electronic tax forms filed annually by 501(c)(3) organizations.
“We are delighted that Tri County Wildlife Care’s clear commitment to fiscal responsibility and transparency has earned it a “Give with Confidence” designation,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “As one of the first 150,000 nonprofits evaluated by the Encompass Rating System, we are eager to see the good work that the organization is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”
“Our Charity Navigator rating of 100 out of 100 through their Encompass Rating System is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and financial accountability,” said Sandy Greene, President. “We hope that it will introduce our work to new supporters who can help us advance our mission to improve the quality of life in our region through education and public awareness of our native wildlife, and by giving the sick, injured and orphaned wildlife a second chance to be free.” We continue to be excited about rehabilitating our native wildlife by giving them a Second Chance to Be Free and connecting kids to nature because Saving Wildlife Saves Us!
Tri County Wildlife Care’s Encompass rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on charitynavigator.org.
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).