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Wildlife Baby Shower – Help us help animals in need
As Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) celebrates its 30th anniversary of caring for wildlife in need, we are getting ready for a busy wildlife baby season.
Over the coming months, AIWC will care for over 1,500 animals, most of them injured and orphaned wildlife babies. Please help us to ensure that baby wildlife have a future by donating today.
Animals are often injured or orphaned because of human activities – window strikes, vehicle collisions, barbed wire, domestic cat and dog attacks, and even kidnapping (taking a healthy baby animal from the wild).
Did you know that it can cost well over $1,000 to rehabilitate an individual animal? As a non-profit organization, AIWC relies solely on donations and grant applications to operate.
Join us in making a difference in the lives of these animals by donating today. Your generous donations will ensure that injured and orphaned wildlife receive the care they need.
Since AIWC’s founding, over 36,000 animals have been helped and there is one constant – no day is ever the same at AIWC, or at any wildlife rehabilitation centre. Some days that can be thrilling, and other days it can be exhausting, but at the end of each day comes a great sense of gratitude that we are able to help wildlife in need.
On March 29, 2023 we received a call about three black bear cubs in need. Their den site had been disturbed and their mother left. Unfortunately, the cubs were far too young to follow her, and too young to survive on their own. They were monitored for a couple of days to see if mum would return but sadly, she did not.
The cubs were transferred to AIWC for care and although a bit dehydrated, they were otherwise in good health. At intake we estimated them to be approximately 9 weeks old and there are two females and one male.
At this age they still require milk formula that is designed specifically for black bears but they are growing leaps and bounds. They will remain in our care throughout the summer and we anticipate a release in fall 2023, in line with the provincial black bear rehabilitation plan.
We have a 100% success rate with black bear cubs and are proud that each of the cubs we have released have hibernated when released in the fall and gone on to wake up in the spring and start their new journeys in the wild.
This is just the start of what will undoubtedly be a busy wildlife baby season. Thank you for your support of wildlife in need.
Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) plans to raise $965,000 this year through fundraising campaigns and initiatives. It will cost the organization approximately $65,000 to raise this amount. Funds raised will go to support AIWC’s mission. For further information, please contact Holly Lillie, 403-946-2361.
Donate to save injured and orphaned wildlife
A gift to AIWC provides injured and orphaned Alberta wildlife a chance to be rescued, rehabilitated, and released back into the wild. As we are funded entirely by donations, each gift from our generous donors gives wildlife a chance to survive and thrive in the wild.
With a donation today, you will join other supporters who believe that wildlife is critical to our survival and the health of our environment. Our supporters believe we have the responsibility to help wildlife, as 95% of animals admitted to AIWC are injured or orphaned due to human activities.
If you choose to give monthly, your gift will make a bigger impact on wildlife that needs it the most. You’ll rest assured that your gift will provide ongoing daily care for injured and orphaned wildlife.