Thank you for your interest in adopting a resident of the Wildlife Medical Clinic. Your contribution will help to support the care for each of our residents. In return, you will receive an informational sheet about your resident and an 8″x10″ photo. Opportunities to meet these magnificent animals can be made through our public education program.
Why Keep Residents?
Each of our residents are past patients of the WMC, presenting for their inability to fly. They were treated with the intent of release into the wild, however, medical complications arose which eventually prevented them from being 100%. Each resident has their own story. It is imperative to understand that the injuries these animals received were so debilitating that they would not be able to fend for themselves if released. Although they live with us, they are in no way house pets: we consider them tolerant of people, but not tame.
The residents serve as ambassadors to the public about the importance of caring for our environment and the wildlife we share it with. Residents travel with us to grade schools, wildlife events, and even museums to teach people that it is crucial that we make an effort to maintain the natural order of our environment.