Help For TreeHouse Wildlife Center during COVID-19

TreeHouse Wildlife Center is requesting your help during this national crisis.  Our mission to rescue and care for wildlife simply can’t shelter in place.  All of our face-to-face educational and fundraising programs have been cancelled for the next several months.  Closing the center to visitors has reduced much needed public donations.  We rely on funding and donations during the spring to purchase the supplies, formula, and equipment to care for sick, injured, and orphaned wild babies.  With the looming cost for a roof replacement, even a few weeks without the much needed donations will impact the number of animals we may be able to rescue and rehab this year.      

Spring wild babies are arriving despite the COVID-19 virus.  Babies needing daily cleaning, monitoring, possible medical care, and feeding up to four times a day.  These babies will spend months at TreeHouse before they can be released back to the wild.  Our dedicated Rehab Staff and a few volunteers come in everyday to care for all the wildlife entrusted to us.  To protect our Rehab Staff, the center is closed and other staff members are working from home at reduced work hours.   

Oftentimes, the public mistakenly believes TreeHouse Wildlife Center is a government funded organization.  TreeHouse Wildlife Center does not receive operational funding from any federal, state, or municipal governments.  Our organization exists through private donations, grants, program fees, and fundraising events.  While many business and organizations are feeling the impact of this economic hardship, TreeHouse is finding few options for government emergency support.  Please consider supporting TreeHouse in our mission to continue to rescue and care for wildlife.     

Every year, the number of rescue calls increases.  TreeHouse is a voice of the plight of wildlife, but the reality is wildlife rescue and rehab is expensive and without funding we may have to limit the number of animals we can help.  With our programming and fundraising events cancelled for the next several months, we trying to find creative ways to ensure TreeHouse finds funding.   Please consider making a donation.  Every $1.00 donated can buy a meal for many of the animals.


Rachael Heaton
Dow, IL
Treehouse Wildlife Center
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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