It’s here!!! Our new blog is up and running. We are very excited to be able to provide more information on the activities of Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation. This blog will be a place where you will find updates on the progress of some of our patients, as well as news on what is happening around the center.
The blog will give us an opportunity to talk about all the exciting things that we have planned for 2006. We will be updating here on the status of our new satellite center at Northerly Island (formerly Meigs Field) in Chicago, the progress of our new flight chamber and mews, our search for larger facility and of course our fund raising activities.
You will get an opportunity to meet our founder Dawn Keller and our rehabilitation specialist Becky Buzenski. They will provide you with insight on the progress of some of our patients, as well as ways to live in harmony with the wildlife you come in contact with everyday.
Running a wildlife rehabilitation center is a huge undertaking. We could not do this without the unbelievable efforts of Dawn and Becky but more importantly our medical staff and volunteers. We are fortunate to have some of the most amazing veterinary doctors working with us. Dr. Barb Stapleton and her staff at Barrington Animal Hospital, Dr. Peter Sakas and his staff at Niles Animal Hospital, Dr. Steven Sisler and the staff at Eye Care for Animals and Dr. Deb Teachout combined provide more than 10 veterinarians with a wide variety of specialized skills for handling our medical needs. Our volunteers are the best, they are all hard workers willing to do whatever is needed (no matter how dirty and disgusting) to make the center run smoothly.
In 2005 we treated over 1,100 animals. Besides being a labor of love, the cost of providing quality care is extremely high and now with 2 facilities the funding needs are even greater. In order to continue to provide the highest quality care and meet the ever increasing needs for care we will need your help. We are currently formalizing our fundraising plans and will provide more information here on how you can help us. If you would like to make a donation click on the PayPal Donation link on the right side of this page.
So we hope you will enjoy this blog and check back often to see how things are going at Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation.