New England Raptor Rehabilitators are facing a new crisis! Suddenly, our gratis mouse supply from the Charles River Laboratory in Massachusetts has been reduced from a sufficient 35 bag supply to a 5 bag quantity once every four weeks. 5 bags will get us through 6, 7 days tops at a reduced ration. We are in need of finding a new source for control study mice to feed our Birds at our center. To purchase an adequate quantity for our daily feedings would cost us over $3,000 per month which is not possible for us to provide. Our mouths to feed fluctuate as we release, euthanize, etc. We have birds come and go on a regular basis, but on average, we are feeding 35 to 40 meat eating birds daily. At 4 mice per bird, that totals 150-160 mice in a 24 hour period. We can get creative with the corvids and the vultures, but our Birds of Prey need mice, rats, small mammals, birds/chicks, etc. HELP! any leads, advice would be helpful. We are desperately seeking a new source but all the Northeast Raptor Centers using Charles River Laboratory are facing this news. So if we ever needed your donations, it is NOW! We appreciate any amount of support. Please visit our website www.aplacecalledhoperaptors.com to make a donation on our donate tab or send a check to APCH at 154 Pond Meadow Road Killingworth, CT 06419
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"