A Warm Thank You

Remember just last week when we shared the great news about our new incubator?  Well today we have even more great news - the new incubator has already arrived at the RARE clinic!  Here is our very happy veterinary technician and field team member Michele, who championed the campaign, with our new Baby Warm incubator.

The RARE Group would very much like to thank all of our donors once again for helping us continue our care of Iowa's wildlife.  Without your kindness and generosity, we would not be able to do what we do.

The RARE Group would also like to thank Baby Warm once again for their work to provide opportunities like this to wildlife rehabilitation groups across the country.  Because of organizations like this, so many baby animals receive the safety and warmth they need while in care.  And that fills us warm fuzzy feelings!

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A New Incubator for RARE

We have some very exciting news to share: the RARE Group has received funding to add an incubator to our new clinic facility!  Thanks to a campaign through the non-profit Baby Warm, an organization that does just one thing -- helps raise funds to buy high quality incubators for wildlife rehabbers like us -- we were able to raise $475.00 and will soon have a warm, safe haven for baby birds.

View our Baby Warm project page here.

Keeping baby animals warm can mean the difference between life and death -- just one incubator can save the lives of hundreds of animals. Through the help and generosity of our community, we have met this goal (almost literally overnight!) and will soon have a warm, safe place for baby raptors.  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED!  A big thank you as well to Baby Warm for helping wildlife rehabilitators achieve these goals and continue to provide the best care possible for all wild creatures.

A juvenile Great Horned Owl is treated in the RARE clinic.

From the BabyWarm website:

We donate incubators to wildlife rehabilitators who save orphaned wild baby animals.

In communities everywhere, there are wildlife rehabilitators who dedicate their lives to caring for orphaned baby animals, often paying for baby formula, medicine and supplies out of their own pockets. For many rehabbers, a life saving incubator is a luxury that’s out of their reach.

Baby incubators are the best place for weak and fragile baby animals to heal, hide, cuddle, and grow ~ especially for tiny babies who aren’t yet old enough to retain their own heat. The incubators provide a warm, clean, quiet, safe and reliable haven for these orphaned baby animals.

[incubator image above via babywarm.org]