SWRR News and NotesCurrent Status of the CenterThe Center is CLOSED for the Fall and Winter seasons as of September 1, 2016. The Center usually opens for the Spring and Summer seasons in late April or early May. For hours, staffing and directions to the Center see our About Us web page.New Location for ACC meetingThe ACC meeting location has changed. Please see the Coming Events web page for more information.Volunteer Bookkeeper NeededSWRR is losing our current bookkeeper, Kathey Ellis. We wish to thank Kathey for the outstanding job she did for us during her tenure. We are currently seeking her replacement. If you are interested click here (pdf file, 260 kB) to read the job description. To apply, see our Contact Us web page and ask to have a board member contact you.New Volunteer CoordinatorSWRR would like to welcome aboard our new Volunteer Coordinator, Kim Baxter, starting with the 2016 season. For more information on volunteering for SWRR and/or to contact Kim please see our Volunteer Opportunities web page.New SWRR Email AddressWe have changed the email address used for general inquiries about our group. The new email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can use email to request routine information, general inquiries about SWRR, non-emergency wildlife related issues or general questions.DO NOT use email for urgent communications such as wildlife that is in distress or danger. Use email only for routine communications or information requests. Email is checked only once daily so a timely response to emergencies is not possible. For urgent rescues please use our telephone hotline: 530 365-9453. Also see our Contact Us web page for more ways to reach us.New Ways to Support SWRRSWRR has added a number of new ways to support our organization. Please see our Membership and Donations web page for more information.Five Year Old Marley Helps SWRRA tradition in the Allan-Wadley family has been for their children to choose what they would like for their birthdays. For five year old Marley, that special gift was to invite Shasta Wildlife Rescue's Ed Animal Team to make a presentation at her School. Having seen SWRR's booth at a local event, she was inspired to make this most unusual request.When Patti Blasquez, SWRR Ed Team Volunteer, arrived at Marley's school in January, 2015 to put on the presentation, she was greeted by a most amazing sight. Little Miss Marley had parked a child's wagon at her school to collect donations of needed items for SWRR. In addition, she collected monetary donations of over $150. In Patti's decades of experience with wildlife educational programs, she had never experienced anything to match this unique experience. When Miss Marley reaches an age where she can volunteer at SWRR's Center, she would be most welcomed!Marley’s donation wagon and her certificate of appreciation.SWRR Attends Earth DaySWRR attended the 2nd annual Shasta College Earth Day celebration April 23, 2015. We had a booth along with Kehwani the owl, one of our Ed Animals. The program was sponsored by the Shasta College Foundation.New Freezers for the CenterThanks to Nancy and Marily, Carmonas Appliance Center will be delivering two large, frost-free freezers in April, 2015. Carmonas waived the delivery and installation charges.SWRR Gets Grant in 2015SWRR received a grant of $1000 for medical expenses for rescued wildlife animals from the Scripps Howard Foundation. We would like to thank them for this gift and also for the gift in 2014 (see below). We would also like to thank Jessica Skropanic and Evelyn Peterson, both from the Record Searchlight for assisting us in applying for this grant.Pictured left to right, Carole Berry (SWRR), Evelyn Peterson (Record Searchlight)Kar Stoker (SWRR) and Jessica Skropanic (Record Searchlight)SWRR Gets Two Grants in 2014SWRR received a grant of $7500 for food for injured/orphaned wildlife from the Animal Welfare Endowment Fund which was announced September 25, 2014. For more information see: Animal Welfare Grants Announced.SWRR received a grant of $1000 for medical expenses for rescued wildlife animals from the Scripps Howard Foundation. To see the press release click here (pdf file, 18 kB). We would like to thank them for this gift. We would also like to thank Jessica Skropanic of the Record Searchlight for assisting us in applying for this grant.SWRR Gift Shop Open for BusinessThe SWRR Gift Shop is now open. We have a number of items for sale with our logo on it. Items available include t-shirts, hats, coffee mugs and more. To visit our Gift Shop click here.Shasta Wildlife Rescue Wins First Place Prize at the 2012 County FairThis year we won the first place prize at the Shasta District Fair at the Shasta Fairgrounds for our display booth. The ribbon also comes with $100 in prize money which will go towards our wildlife rescue program. Credit goes to Lynda F. and Irish R. for the design of the display. Also special thanks go to Janet S., Vicky C. and Jenifer L. for taking several hours on a Sunday to help to set everything up.Our booth and ribbonProgress on the New Hunting AviaryWe would like to thank several people and companies for their very generous help with our new Aviary. The new addition will help ease our overcrowding and will allow for a much more natural hunting situation for the young birds of prey that need to learn to hunt their food prior to being released.SWRR was proud to receive a grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife fine money for the construction of the aviary. We broke ground in late January, 2011 when the weather was nice. The construction includes a new handicap parking space. The entire project is now complete and will be available for the public to see during the Baby Bird Shower after the Run for The Wild.A special thank you to David Peppel Construction, 530 222-1478 for donating much appreciated hours of labor and managing the project so we can get it completed. Without his wonderful dedication to SWRR and the project we would not be off the ground. Thank you David!Additionally we want to thank the following people:Harry Peppel for donating his valuable time and equipmentRich Wiker for donating his valuable timeJim Pope for donating his valuable timeThese businesses were very generous in their discounts of material for the project:Meeks Lumber - David BlevinsAxner Excavating - Julie AxnerJ.F. Shea Redding (Shasta Redi-Mix) - Jim McKoneThe aviary during constructionSWRR Receives Two Grants in 2011The Shasta County Department of Public Works recently distributed California Department of Fish and Wildlife fine money. Shasta Wildlife Rescue applied for a grant to construct a new aviary and was granted $4500 from this fund. It is often that we just do not have enough room to properly divide and separate the birds in our care. We are very grateful to be awarded this grant.This structure will be built in our yard for the rehabilitation and of songbirds. It will be constructed with volunteer labor and should be completed in time for the 2011 baby bird season. This aviary is can be divided into either 3 small housing areas, 2 larger areas, or one very large area, depending on how many of each species we have in our care. It will be a wonderful and much needed addition to our rescue and rehab efforts.Volunteers are always needed for this type of project, if you think you want swing a hammer for a weekend and would like to lend a hand please send us an email and we will be happy to have your help.The Shasta Regional Community Foundation has awarded Shasta Wildlife Rescue a grant for $8300 from Redding Rancheria to replace the aging heating and air conditioning unit at our rescue center in Anderson. The unit we have is very old and has been less than efficient over the last few years. When our busy season runs into and through the hottest times of the year it is important that our volunteers and patients be kept comfortable. We are grateful to Redding Rancheria for this grant and are looking forward to having the new system installed before we open in April 2011.Suggest a News Article or LinkWe strive to keep the information here current and relevant. We need your help in doing so. Suggest a news article or event related to SWRR that can be included on this or other pages. Contact the webmaster at: webmaster@ShastaWildlifeRescue.comSWRR NewsletterCall of the Wild - Fall/Winter, 2016 (pdf file, 4.7 MB)Call of the Wild - Fall/Winter, 2015 (pdf file, 514 kB)Call of the Wild - September, 2015 (pdf file, 248 kB)Call of the Wild - May, 2015 (pdf file, 165 kB)Call of the Wild - March, 2015 (pdf file, 327 kB)Call of the Wild - September, 2014 (pdf file, 282 kB)Call of the Wild - February, 2013 (pdf file, 701 kB)Call of the Wild - August, 2012 (pdf file, 759 kB)Call of the Wild - March, 2012 (pdf file, 244 kB)Call of the Wild - December, 2011 (pdf file, 692 kB)Call of the Wild - February, 2011 (pdf file, 934 kB)Call of the Wild - June, 2010 (pdf file, 661 kB)Call of the Wild - May, 2009 (pdf file, 346 kB)SWRR and Wildlife in the NewsRecord Searchlight:Note that the Record Searchlight is now requiring a subscription to view most of their on-line news articles. All of of their articles that were listed here in the past are no longer available and the links have been deleted.Anderson Valley Post:Note that the Anderson Valley Post has merged with the Record Searchlight. Their news articles are no longer available on line. Some of their articles are still available at the Internet Wayback Machine and are linked below:Recuperating Raptor (photo of the week)SWRR Partners With River Romance CruisesVolunteers rescue area wildlifeWest Nile Virus found in AndersonWildlife get second chance at refuge in river parkWildlife rescue group a lifesaver for songbirdsANewsCafe.com MagazineBonhams Antique Appraisers Return to Redding to Help AnimalsOpen House-‘Baby Shower’ For Orphaned Baby WildlifeSpring BabiesSWM, Wild By Nature, Seeks Good NesterWhat’s Good for the Goose? Parkview Traffic, ApparentlyWildlife RescueSneaking Bliss BlogShasta Wildlife Rescue Open House 2015Volunteering for BlissWhimsday Bliss Vuture VisitOther News & Magazine Articles:7 ducklings rescued from depths of storm drain KRCR channel 7 News10000 Birds - Anderson River Park Never DisappointsA Nuttall’s Woodpecker And The Ospreys For Bird Photography Weekly - The Birder's ReportAvian Protection Plan - PG & E (pdf file, 405 kB)Bald Eagle Rescue - Caltrans NewsBald Eagle Rescue Letter of Appreciation - Caltrans District 2 Newsletter (pdf file, 1.3 MB)Born to be Wild - Enjoy MagazineLife is Wild at this Rescue Center - Mountain Valley LivingOne hot hawk' sparks discussion on wildlife and heat - KRCR channel 7 NewsRadio Interview (mp3 file, 7 MB) - Enjoy MagazineShasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation - The Birder's ReportShasta Wildlife Rescue has busy season - East Valley Times (pdf file, 2.3 MB)The story of Snowshoe the lynx - Bend BulletinThe story of Snowshoe the lynx - High Desert MuseumThree bobcats almost ready to be released into wild - Gilroy DispatchVolunteers unite to return fallen eaglet to nest - KRCR channel 7 NewsWild Things (jpg file, 1039 kB) - Enjoy MagazineNote: for several additional articles see our Rescue Stories web page.Kar Stoker tube feeding an opossum.Courtesy Of Mary Livingston, Sneaking Bliss Blog.