Fundraising events bring in over $1,500
A week of fundraising events starting last Sunday at the Matador Mexican Grill, continuing with a Quiz for a Cause at the Island Grill on Thursday, and ending Saturday with a huge yard sale of donated goods collectively raised over $1,500 for PRWC. Special thanks to all the people and businesses that came out to support our cause, and to the dozen-plus number of PRWC volunteers that worked both late and early hours to make these events a success. Future events are being planned now so keep visiting us and our events page in the coming weeks and please support those businesses that are helping us open our facilities next spring.
PRWC is in the news seeking support for a facility
The Fort Collins Coloradoan published a story about PRWC's challenges and needs to obtain a rehabilitation center. The question and answer article highlights PRWC mission and describes how the community can help PRWC obtain facilities in time for baby season next spring. You can read the full story here on the Coloradoan's website.
PRWC Receives 501(c)(3) Non-profit Status from IRS
On June 16, PRWC Board of Directors and volunteers received official confirmation that our application for becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was approved by the Internal Revenue Service. This marks a major milestone in our efforts to raise funds, secure a property and opening our facilities. PRWC can now accept donations that can be claimed as a tax deduction for donors. Tax deductions are also retroactive to January 1, so any donations previously received in 2014 can be claimed. There are a number of ways to donate, including direct mailing or through our GoFundMe site. More ways to donate and fund raising events will be announced soon…by why wait. Please donate now!
PRWC Volunteers Receives Rehabilitators Licenses
Congratulations to Josh Traver and Tallon Nightwalker for receiving their Wildlife Rehabilitation license from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Both Josh and Tallon have been instrumental in starting PRWC and will serve as primary rehabilitators when once we become operational. Josh received his BS in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology and has been volunteering as a wildlife rehabilitator for nearly four years. Tallon recently graduated high school and will be starting at Front Range Community College in the fall. He has been volunteering as a wildlife rehabilitator for over ten years and was featured on Good Morning America last winter with renowned zookeeper Jack Hanna. Both Josh and Tallon currently work at Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center west of Longmont.
Welcome to the Poudre River Wildlife Center!
About the Center
Because of the need for a wildlife rehabilitation center in Northern Colorado, a diverse group of professionals and licensed wildlife rehabilitators collaborated to form the Poudre River Wildlife Center. PRWC will focus on the treatment and captive care of Colorado's native wildlife (excluding raptors and large mammals) with the sole purpose of returning them back into the wild. The center will provide education and assistance for any resident that comes upon a wild animal in need. Our trained staff will work with local and state health agencies to help track and monitor zoonotic diseases and the general health of wildlife. PRWC will also provide volunteer and internship opportunities for those interested in learning wildlife medicine and captive care of wild animals, and for anyone wanting to help care for wild animals and give them a second chance.
The mission of the Poudre River Wildlife Center is to provide the Northern Colorado community with services to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured, orphaned and sick animals and promote conservation of wildlife through education, outreach, and training.
Poudre River Wildlife Center aims to exemplify and encourage peaceful coexistence and positive relationships between humans and wildlife in Northern Colorado. We endeavor in the spirit of collaboration, education, and outreach to promote the ideals of wildlife rehabilitation and community health.