Here's how you can help.

We care for more than 800 songbirds, 300 mammals and 150 raptors each year. The Happinest rehabbers are volunteers who do not receive funding. The cost to feed, medicate, and house these animals is extremely expensive, and it's not sustainable without donations from others who care for wildlife too.

Monetary donations offer the most flexibility in meeting the needs of our patients. Donated funds are used to purchase:

Medical treatment

Injured animals require a large variety of first aid supplies and prescription medications, as well as veterinary services such as x-rays, laser treatments, surgeries and lab work.

Diet and nutrition

Growth and healing depends greatly on adequate nutrition. Diets typically include frozen mice/quail, a variety of worms, crickets, bird seed, fruit, vegetables, eggs and more.

Housing and transporation

New or housing upgrades are always needed due to constant use and the destructive behavior of animals such as woodpeckers, squirrels and raptors. Crates of all sizes are also needed for housing, rescues and transportation.

We accept donations.

Both new and gently used items are always helpful and very much appreciated. Here's a list of supplies we use regularly.

Other ways to help...

Consider donating your time.

We can't emphasize the importance of volunteers enough. Raising baby birds, squirrels, possums, and bunnies is time very time-consuming and it literally "takes a village". Without the help of volunteers, we are unable to provide all the care these animals need. More volunteers ensure the babies aren't skipping meals and cleanliness can remain a priority.