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Fundraiser Donors

  1. Silvia Dulc
    $400
  2. Alisha Leong
    $200
  3. Treena Avery
    $200
  4. Marisa Loude
    $175
  5. Debra
    $120
  6. Vicki, Gary and Emma
    $120
  7. Clare Palmer
    $120
  8. Anonymous
    $120
  9. June
    $100
  10. Norman Quin
    $100
  11. Grandma Barbie
    $100
  12. Anonymous
    $100
  13. Happy Bird-Day Emile!
    $100
  14. Birtta Jensen
    $100
  15. Anonymous
    $100
  16. Anonymous
    $100
  17. Wendy Zachary and Bill Bell
    $60
  18. Bryce McMath
    $60
  19. Anonymous
    $60
  20. Ms. Wendy M Bardon
    $60
  21. Anonymous
    $60
  22. Neha Gadhari
    $60
  23. Al Michel
    $50
  24. Anonymous
    $50
  25. Margaret A McLean
    $50
  26. Victoria Reid
    $50
  27. Sharon Chimming
    $50
  28. Andrea Simmonds
    $50
  29. Ms. Marjorie Gonzalez
    $50
  30. Sarah Norton
    $35
  31. Charmaine Stevens
    $35
  32. Mrs Leanne Marshman
    $35
  33. In Memory of Brian
    $35
  34. Savannah and Mango
    $35
  35. Brianna and Brian
    $30
  36. Carol Boucher
    $25
  37. Ms. Linda A Macadam
    $25
  38. Ms. Christine A Kufner
    $25
  39. Anonymous
    $25
  40. Barry Yim
    $25
  41. Anita L.
    $25
  42. Ms. Esther Ruth Hoad
    $25
  43. Anonymous
    $25
  44. Ms. Palma Pechy
    $20
  45. Kenneth Leung
    $20
  46. Jacquelyn Murray
    $20
  47. Tatum Oyama
    $20
  48. Joyal Li
    $15
  49. Caroline S
    $15
  50. Ashley Barnes
    $15
  51. Marjorie Coey
    $10
  52. Emily Leduc
    $10
  53. Ms. Nicole Vandervoort
    $10
  54. Ms Leah Brett
    $10
  55. Brandy Jameson
    $5
  56. Anonymous
    $5

Medical Emergency Fund Page for the Pine Siskin

Wild ARC is seeing an increased number of pine siskins with suspected salmonella infections and has admitted over 60 siskins since December 2020, with numbers continuing to rise daily.

 

Salmonella is common bacteria in the natural environment that can affect many species and sometimes cause outbreaks, primarily in the winter and spring. Salmonella is a severe and contagious disease that attacks the digestive system, making it difficult for infected birds to feed.

 

Though few are likely to survive this deadly disease, each of these patients requires critical assessment and emergency care by our skilled wildlife rehabilitators to try and give them a second chance at life in the wild.

 

While bird feeding is a popular activity, it also carries risks. Salmonella is transmitted by fecal contamination of food and water as well as contact with other birds. When birds congregate at backyard bird feeders, this facilitates the spread of disease.

 

To help curb this outbreak, we are recommending that bird feeders and birdbaths are temporarily removed until warmer weather when we typically observe less occurrence of disease. When bird feeders are again in place, regular cleaning is key. Please follow these steps to maintain a clean and safe feeder: 

 

1.    Discard any remaining seed before cleaning

2.    Wash feeder with soap and water – use a bottle brush for small spaces

3.    Wash feeder again with a 10 percent bleach solution for three minutes

4.    Rinse and air-dry completely

5.    Fill with fresh seed

6.    Repeat #1-5 every two weeks

 

We need your help to recover some of the costs associated with caring for this influx of patients. If you are willing and able to help, please donate today!

 

Thank you for helping us do the work we do and for your help in caring for these precious songbirds.

 

Personal updates for the Pine Siskin’s will be provided to anyone who donates to their care.