Orphaned baby Black-headed Grosbeak being fed. Photo: Ann Westling

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. November 16, 2016 – Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release will be participating in #GivingTuesday this year as a way to generate funds to care for the wild animals and birds in distress. Anonymous donors have pledged to match every dollar up to $12,000 received by midnight on November 29th.

#GivingTuesday is celebrated globally on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Two baby skunks in care after their mother was killed on Ridge Road in Nevada City. Photo: Ann Westling

#GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. It is a great way to give support and thanks while celebrating the power of giving. This fundraiser will be based online and ends on November 29th, 2016.

WR&R relies on monetary donations from community members to care for wildlife in need. WR&R assists over 1,000 small mammals, raptors, songbirds and bats annually. These injured and orphaned wild animals require food, shelter, medicine and at times veterinary care. In addition to seeking funds for the daily care, WR&R is in need of new enclosures and caging for small mammals, songbirds and raptors.

Baby Kestrels from Yuba County that fell out of their nest. Photo Ann Westling

For more information:

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release is a nonprofit all volunteer organization that rehabilitates native small mammals, raptors, songbirds, and bats and then releases them back into the wild.

Donate to WRR on #GivingTuesday: www.generosity.com/animal-pet-fundraising/wr-r-s-givingtuesday-fundraiser

Center for Nonprofit Leadership’s Giving Tuesday – http://cnlsierra.org/2015-givingtuesday-nonprofit-wish-list/