To some people it might be junk or trash, but to us it's updating our older stuff to just old stuff. Hand me down veterinarian equipment keeps us going and our birds have a better chance for survival. We have an average of slightly over a 50% release rate.
And it isn't just the medical equipment that makes a difference. Office equipment and supplies, cleaning equipment and supplies, kennels, blankets, towels and I could go on and on. Here's a link to our wish list that will give you a better idea. The list is at the bottom of the page.
Donating supplies and equipment helps us to better utilize the limited amount of funds we have. We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and all of these donations are possibly tax deductible. We aren't tax people, so check with yours.
Speaking of limited amounts of funds, I don't talk about this often on the blog. We have some GREAT organizations and people who donate to us and it's appreciated. But unfortunately, the need for money is getting more and more. On average we admit 50 eagles a year. So far this year we have taken in over 70 eagles. We have also taken in over 480 other types of wild birds, from chickadee's to hawks and owls. We don't just take raptors, we take all wild birds that are native to Alaska or migrate through Alaska.
If you live outside of the Anchorage area and it's not feasible for you to come to our clinic to donate, we would appreciate your financial help online. If you notice on the side bar there's a donation button. You can donate to Bird TLC through PayPal 24/7. You can donate as little as $5 or as much as you would like. You can also order one of our limited edition 20th. Anniversary pins. All proceeds go to the birds.
We know that times are tough right now, we feel it also. If you can't donate, we understand. But if you can, you'll be able to know that your help keeps Bird TLC helping Alaska's wild birds.
Eagle release photo by: Britt Coon/ Bird TLC