The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is raising money this summer for several needs, including a nursery.
The nursery will allow a transitional space for those birds that were just released from group’s hospital or have grown big enough to go make some friends.
The nursery will be adjacent to the Barn Aviary and Hospital in Indian Trail. The rescue estimates it will cost about $5,000 to finish the building and is accepting donations online and by check.
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Money is also needed to support the effort to care for baby birds. Each baby season, the rescue accepts hundreds of orphaned and injured ducklings and goslings. The rescue is raising money to help purchase mealworms, bird seed, suet and formula supplies that the baby birds need while being housed and given medical care if necessary. The youngest and injured birds are housed in incubators or incubation pens, then graduate to outdoor enclosures and eventually roam the 11-acre facility as they grow to be healthy and self-sufficient, ready for release or adoption, or, if disabled, to live under the rescue’s care.
The cost to provide this program is about $3,000 for each baby season.
The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue gest dozens of calls each week for birds and other animals who need help, but first need a ride to the rescue.
Register to be part of the volunteer transport team at http://tinyurl.com/transportvolunteer. Details: email@example.com.
Want to help?
You can donate to the nursery construction fund or other efforts online at www.carolinawaterfowlrescue.com/donate.html or by mailing a check to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, P.O. Box 1484, Indian Trail, NC 28079.