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ORGANIZATION: Wild At Heart, Inc.

  • 30 people are interested

Wild At Heart, an award-winning raptor rescue/rehab/release organization in Cave Creek, needs help preparing thawed rodents for our birds of prey.

For this opportunity, we ask for at least a 4-month commitment on a regular basis (e.g., same day every week for 4 months). A volunteer would spend a minimum of approximately 2 1/2 - 3 hours in the afternoon on the assigned day.

Sorry, but we do not grant community service hours for this opportunity.

The months of May, June and July are our busiest time of year, as this is the time when we are caring for many young birds who are brought to our facility. Because of the high demand of time this places on our staff and volunteers, applications for new volunteers are not accepted during these three months. If you are considering this opportunity during those months, please consider responding to this opportunity in August. Thank you for your understanding.

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About Wild At Heart, Inc.

Location:

31840 N. 45th St., Cave Creek, AZ 85331, US

Mission Statement

Wild At Heart is a volunteer organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of Arizona's native wildlife through the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds of prey, relocation of displaced burrowing owls, species recovery programs, educational presentations and habitat enhancement projects.

Description

Wild At Heart is a volunteer organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of Arizona's native wildlife through the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds of prey, relocation of displaced burrowing owls, species recovery programs, educational presentations, and habitat enhancement projects.

Wild At Heart is incorporated as a non-profit 501(c) 3 and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The center includes a team of volunteers, veterinarians and community supporters all sharing a vision of protecting and preserving Arizona’s raptors.

The number of raptors Wild At Heart (WAH) rescues and cares for varies between 400 & 600 owls, hawks, falcons, and eagles each year.

Wild At Heart is a strong proponent of education. Its educational raptors are taken to schools and other community events. WAH also offers innovative opportunities for community involvement designed for youths under the age of eighteen including special needs students.

Conceived by WAH in 1993, its Burrowing Owl program is recognized as one of the most successful conservation and habitat restoration programs in the U.S. WAH has installed over 6,000 artificial owl burrows and created new habitat for over 2,600 Burrowing Owls.

Wild At Heart has been entrusted to help with the Endangered Species Program for the Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl to determine if this species will breed in captivity for reintroduction back into Arizona. WAH has also helped to re-establish endangered Barn Owl populations in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York and other eastern states.

Wild At Heart specializes in the foster parenting of orphaned and displaced nestling raptors. In 1990, WAH initiated the first raptor foster parenting program in Arizona. This program established a standardized foster-parenting protocol adopted by many other rehab groups. Wild At Heart’s foster owls, hawks, and falcons care for 150-200 nestling and hatchling raptors each year.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Environment
Animals, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

31840 N. 45th St.Cave Creek, AZ 85331

(33.77539,-111.98518)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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