After a very long and difficult permit process, APCH is proud to announce that the Eagle has Finally Landed... This is the BEST Christmas any of us could've dreamed of! Thanks to Raptor Rehabilitation Center of Quincy, Il, we welcome our very first resident American Bald Eagle. This 3 year old male had crashed into the Mississippi River in Wever, Iowa and spent days in the waters before he was pulled to his rescue. He suffered from a wing tip injury which leaves him unable to grow flight feathers on his right wing making him non-releasable. He was cared for for 1 1/2 years at the Quincy Center. We were blessed to have found and dealt with Karen Roush who was very patient with us as we navigated the USFWS and State of CT process of obtaining all the necessary paperwork etc. in order to qualify. A special thanks to Grace Krick, our Vice President who has dedicated many years into obtaining the hours required to house a permanent resident Eagle. We all worked very hard to make this happen, including moving our entire Center and residence and rebuilding everything all over again in order to plan for the space we saw fit for Eagles. A new chapter has begun... we look forward to the future and getting this boy ready for Educational Programming where we can share him with our supporters, until then, we welcome tours by appointment. Please watch for our upcoming Eagle Fundraiser in the very near future. Happy Holidays from all of us at A Place Called Hope.
A Place Called Hope is a Rehabilitation and Education Center for Birds of Prey. Our goal is to heal injured, orphaned, or ill birds and return them to the wild where they belong. Federal permits allow us to house and work with the birds that can not be returned to their natural world provided we share them through educational presentations. These particular birds have become ambassadors and have helped us to educate the public. They also teach all of us how to co-exist more peacefully with the wildlife in our very own backyards.
A Place Called Hope is a 501 c 3 non profit organization run entirely by volunteers along with donations of time, supplies and money from our supporters. If you would like to learn more about how you can help, please send us an email. If you would like to make a financial contribution please use our donations tab. Thank you for your continued support. A little goes a long way.
One of our goals at A Place Called Hope, Inc. is to teach the public how to protect and respect wildlife, in particular Raptors. We are encouraged by peoples reactions to our programs and their own personal stories about the Birds of Prey they have encountered. We are thrilled to share these birds with so many people who truly care and want to learn more. Although, our biggest thrills, are experienced whenever we have the opportunity to release a wild bird back into its own environment after a brief stay at our facility! There is no comparison to giving a wild bird or animal the gift of "Freedom."
"Preserve wildlife for the future"