It is with great regret that the staff and board of Wolf Hollow must announce the suspension of our marine mammal rehabilitation program for 2016. There are a number of contributing factors, the main one being the lack of the necessary financial support to provide care for these animals. This will in no way affect our ability to rehabilitate the other species of animals we care for at Wolf Hollow.
Marine mammals fall under the jurisdiction of NOAA Fisheries. There are stringent regulations and standards for specialized facilities and care, and Wolf Hollow must follow these standards closely.
Harbor Seal pup rehabilitation is time consuming and costly, with an estimated cost of up to $3,000 each. In the coming year, we plan to make further upgrades to our Harbor Seal facilities to meet current standards. As soon as the project is sized, we’ll be launching a fundraising effort to raise funds for the facilities upgrades as well as the rehabilitation costs.
Our goal is to reintroduce our marine mammal rehabilitation program by the end of 2017.
We have added a new section to the website called “Human Impacts on Wildlife” where you can find information, statistics, and suggestions about hazards to wildlife caused by human activity. Although this section is currently under construction, our page about domestic cats is ready for viewing.
Do you know how many wild birds are killed by domestic house cats each year?
Click here to learn about the effect of cats on wildlife.
Check out our new section called Living With Wildlife under “Education.”
In this section we explore common wildlife related issues that people run into at their home or workplace. You will find helpful hints for a variety of wildlife, from Raccoons to Raptors!
If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, or you have found injured or orphaned wildlife, please call us at 360-378-5000.
Take a look at our new Video section, to watch a crazy heron chick, bouncing fawns and night activity of flying squirrels.
Wolf Hollow on AmazonSmile
Wolf Hollow is registered with AmazonSmile, so if you shop at smile.amazon.com, you can select Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center as the charitable organization that will benefit. We will receive a donation of 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases from the AmazonSmile Foundation.
Lots of small donations can quickly add up, so tell your friends!