April 29, 2009 > Ohlone Humane Society: Without community support we would not exist
Ohlone Humane Society: Without community support we would not exist
By Angela M. Hartman, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator and Wildlife Care Supervisor, Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
The Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is celebrating their 11th year of assisting orphaned and injured wildlife in the Tri-Cities. Thanks to our members, community support and our very hard working volunteers, we are able to keep our doors open for another year!
2008 was very successful for us. We had an animal release rate higher than last year. We took in many different kinds of injured and orphaned animals. Among the wide variety of wildlife are hawks, owls, raccoons, wild rabbits, opossums, squirrels, foxes, wetland wildlife and many species of songbirds.
Wildlife rehabilitation consists of rescuing and caring for native and non-native California wildlife species that are injured or orphaned. We determine injuries or illnesses, administer basic first aid, provide diet needs, observe behavior and offer appropriate housing. Once the wildlife in our care has recovered, we return them back to the wild where they belong.
As human populations increase there are so many obstacles our local wildlife faces on a daily basis making survival more and more difficult for them. Loss of habitat, water, food and climate change all contribute to wildlife becoming injured and orphaned in our community. As a result, there is an increased need for more wildlife rehabilitators, volunteers and community support.
We want to share our success with the community so we are opening our doors to the public to come celebrate with us on May 2, 2009. Join us behind the scenes at open house and come experience how we help rehabilitate over 1000 injured and orphaned wild animals from our community each year! Learn about your local wildlife, take a tour, make a bird feeder and meet our new educational animal.
Got Donations? We Can Use Them!
New Laptop Computer
New Color Printer
New LCD Projector
Pre-Paid Gas Cards (to transport animals)
Hardware Store Gift Cards (lumber to build cages and animal habitats)
Pet Supply Gift Cards (to purchase animal habitat items and food)
Small ceramic animal food bowls
Floor Mops, Dust Pans & Brooms
Kleenex and Toilet Paper
Science Diet Puppy Chow
Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation
Saturday, May 2
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
37175 Hickory Street, Newark
Admission is FREE
All Ages Welcome!
Directions to Open House:
From Thornton Ave in Newark, turn onto Hickory St.
Drive past World Pac on Hickory St.
Drive straight to the Door to Door Storage parking lot
Look for the yellow OHS sign and follow the road