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A Busy Season for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release

It can cost a thousand dollars to raise one raptor chick for release back into the wild. That explains why Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that rehabilitates injured or orphaned native wildlife and releases them back to the wild has to be constantly fundraising. Joan Pancharian works with the Raptors team and says in 2014, they cared for over 190 raptors with minor to very serious health issues.
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Currently they are caring for about 20 raptors. Pancharian says they use mentors to train new volunteers and highly recommend volunteers get classroom training as well which is also expensive..

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Pancharian attended a 6 day workshop at the University and highly recommends it. What she really enjoys is being able to help the birds that normally a person won’t see or may ¬†just get a glimpse at a great distance.

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Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release is under a state organization called the California Council of Wildlife Rehabilitators, and they are permitted through the State and the Federal Government.

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Some of the education birds will be at their next fundraiser which will be Happy Hour at ole Republic Brewery, 124 Argall Way in Nevada City Friday August 21st. from 4:30 to 8:00 pm.

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