This is a Wishlist which means it would happen in an ideal world but you never know what you may come across at auctions or when hospitals and the like are replacing equipment or getting rid of damaged stock. Please keep us in mind for these items.
Plumbers/electricians/welders who can donate their services when needed.
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Help us to help our residents.
This is an annual sponsorship option where you can adopt a particular animal or an enclosure.
These funds are used to help with the upkeep of your adopted animal including any veterinary costs and contingencies that may arise.
The enclosures need regular maintenance and these funds assist with the cost of materials for this.
Price: R850.00 per animal per annum
Price: R1500.00 per enclosure per annum
Free entrance voucher for your sponsorship year
Framed photograph of your adopted animal
History of your adopted animal or animals in the sponsored enclosure
Your name will be displayed on the sponsorship board and on our website
You will be updated regularly on the Centre through our newsletter
Please send email to email@example.com and we will forward forms to complete.
We invite YOU to assist the Dullstroom Bird of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre by donating R100 or more per month.
Your donation will be a valuable contribution towards our operational costs and will enable us to continue with our essential work in the fields of EDUCATION and CONSERVATION.
Did you Know?
We release between 70 and 200 birds back into the wild every year which come through our clinic
We provide for over 75 resident non-releasable birds on a daily basis
We only have a staff compliment of 8 people
We do not receive government funding and rely solely on the generosity of the community for our survival
We need to raise funds to buy the property that the centre is located on
We are a registered NPO 169-719 so your donation is tax deductible
Your donation can be either:
An annual or monthly recurring payment set up from your bank account to:
The Wildlifesos Trust, FNB (Belfast Branch 270-351), Business Account 62532848704, SWIFT FIRNZAJJ, Payment Reference: Pledge and your Name
A debit order set up to deduct from your account on a monthly basis:
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for forms to complete.
We are extremely grateful for you contributions. Without you we could not exist.
If you have an interest in “making a difference” and helping to protect and save African wildlife through education, then this is a project for you.
Your funding assists with the development of the Centre as well as the feeding and care of all species of birds, mammals and reptiles that come into our care. Volunteers’ practical help and enthusiasm form an integral part of the Centre giving much needed support to the small permanent staff. Follow the rehab process from intake to release and get involved in all the different stages. Help us provide a suitable balanced and secure environment for the holistic, practical and humane care of animals in our care, whether temporarily or permanent residents at the Centre.
The centre is busy year round and services a vast area of about 2500 km² of the Mpumalanga province. At any one time there can be upwards of fifty patients at various stages of the rehabilitation programme depending on the seasons. We have over 70 resident raptors that have a home with us at the Centre.
As a volunteer you will be involved in many aspects of captive care and conservation education. Because of the reactionary nature of the Centre, the programme is both changeable and unpredictable. The work will not always be interesting and glamorous. Volunteers will be required to clean enclosures, scrub bedding and do “dirty” jobs. Assistance will also be required to the twice daily flying demonstrations and educational talks.
Volunteers can expect to assist and participate in at least some of the following activities.
• A full orientation of the facility, its role in the “big picture”, procedures, protocols and procedures, safety and health issues, radio procedures.
• Manning of various stations in the facility,
• Reception and intake of animals,
• Assisting with stabilization, re-hydration and de-stressing new arrivals,
• Assisting with examination, weighing and first aid procedures,
• Food preparation (including raw meat),
• Maintenance of feeding colonies (mealworms, crickets, mice and rats, rabbits, quails).
• Daily feeding, watering and medication of animals.
• Daily cleaning of facility, hospital cages and enclosures following strict hygiene protocols.
• Upkeep and maintenance of enclosures and infrastructure which includes repairing of broken fencing, planting of vegetation, repairing of water troughs etc.
• Twice daily checking of all animals to ensure that all needs are met and enrichment is maintained.
• Hand rearing of newborn and orphaned animals. This involves regular feeding (sometimes during the night), preparation of formulas, assisting with urinating and defecating, cleaning and grooming i.e. appropriate mothering.
• Precise recording of data which includes intake forms, regular weighing, feeding and medication and upkeep and filing of reports and patient charts.
• Interaction with public visiting centre extends to creation of conservation awareness and need for community involvement
Other tasks may include:
• Accompanying patients to and from veterinary facilities for treatment.
• Accompanying and aiding in the rescue of wildlife and the release of rehabilitated animals.
• Aiding other like-minded facilities in projects that need assistance from time to time.
• Social responsibility outreaches into local communities.
• Email us on email@example.com for pricing and availability.
• Please note that this is not a government funded project and any and all donations to the cause are most welcome.
Mandatory inoculation against tetanus and rabies to work with animals in the centre.
A legacy is a lasting way to personally state your commitment to our wildlife. These gifts are vital to our work and enable us to be guardians of animals in need, to care for the sick and injured and to provide for the release and research of those who get a second chance.
By leaving a gift in your Will, you become an Wildlife Guardian, a cherished partner who works alongside us to protect animals, rescue them from harm and care for them – long into the future.
WHY A WILL IS IMPORTANT
Writing a Will enables you to ensure that everything you cherish and have worked hard for is passed on to your loved ones and the causes you hold dear. It’s a voice that will be heard when you are no longer here.
Deciding what you’d like to leave is the first step. Here are a few ways to leave a gift in your Will:
Residuary gift – The easiest way to leave a legacy is to leave the residue of your estate. Some leave the entire residue, while others have given a percentage of the estate, once all other gifts, fees, debts and taxes have been paid. The advantage of leaving a residuary gift is that it automatically keeps pace with inflation so your legacy retains its value. It also means that you don’t have to amend your Will if circumstances change.
Pecuniary gift – This is simply a sum of money, which you can arrange to keep pace with inflation
Specific gift – This gift is an item of value, such as jewellery, property, stocks or shares.
These days, making or amending a Will is relatively easy, but we always recommend that you seek advice from your attorney or qualified advisor when you make or change your Will. If you’ve already made a Will and now wish to include a gift to the Wildlifesos Trust, you can complete a codicil form and take it to your attorney who can advise you on the best way for your wishes to be carried out.
If you’ve decided to remember us in your Will, it’s important to use the correct wording and to include the Trust’s registered name: The Wildlifesos Trust. Please also give us details of this so we can add you to our Benefactors list.
If you require any further info on this please drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.