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Your donation to the Wildlife Center of Virginia will help provide:
- Life-saving emergency medical care to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals;
- Care, feeding, and rehabilitation for wildlife patients during their recovery, and ongoing care to the 20+ animals - part of the Center’s education and outreach team - that now call the Wildlife Center home;
- Support for our outreach programs, including Critter Cam, that help children and adults to be good stewards of their environment and true friends to wildlife.
Caring for Critters
The Wildlife Center of Virginia cares for thousands of animals each year, including about two dozen permanent animal residents whose injuries or behavioral modifications mean they cannot be returned to the wild.
These animals – including hawks, owls, opossums, and snakes – are important ambassadors for the Center. Many appear with our outreach staff at school assemblies, in classrooms, and at other events across Virginia. Other animals greet visitors to the Center’s hospital clinic in Waynesboro.
Your Caring for Critters donation helps provide food, shelter, and medical care for the sponsored animal … supports the Center’s educational outreach programs … and helps provide state-of-the-art emergency care to thousands of animals admitted to the Wildlife Center each year.
Sponsor Critter Cam
Critter Cam allows friends of wildlife across the nation and around the world to watch Wildlife Center animals. Bald and Golden Eagles, hawks, owls, bears, Buddy and Buttercup … all have been featured “guests” on Critter Cam.
Sponsors of Critter Cam help the Center meet the costs of streaming the live camera-feed through the internet [budgeted at $43 per day] … the overhead costs of cameras and other equipment … and the expenses of life-saving treatment for wild animals in need.
A Critter Cam day sponsorship costs $43. The Center will accept only up to three sponsorships per day. Critter Cam sponsors will have their names posted on the Center’s Critter Cam pages [or may remain anonymous] and will be recognized on the Center’s moderated discussion. And sponsors may also share a short message [up to 100 characters] to help celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, or some other special occasion. We ask that reservations for Critter Cam day sponsorships be submitted at least a week in advance.