What is happening now at Sweet Binks?
Sweet Binks had a crazy busy year in 2020! We all did, right? We had 551 wildlife intakes and took in 9 domestic rabbits. We assisted 46 different species of birds and a total of 81 different species of wildlife including fawns, skunk babies, geese/ducks, turtles and even a toad! We had a 62% release rate which we are pleased with, considering everything that comes to us, comes to us for a reason, they are in trouble.
We built an outdoor enclosure to raise fawns in prior to release and we successfully released 4 fawns. We still occasionally see them but they are wild, just as they need to be.
This spring, we are building a large outdoor flight enclosure for large birds. We are doing more and more large bird species from our area and need a large space to condition them in, prior to release. This is our most active fundraising goal right now as this will be our most costly enclosure yet. And we do need to fundraise for the items we need and use for rehabilitation of so many species. We would appreciate your support and generosity very much. We are all volunteers at Sweet Binks. No rehabilitator here receives compensation, we do it because we are passionate about wildlife preservation and assisting those that need help.
Same with domestic rabbits, we also focus on those that really need our help (strays/injured strays in our area) and we usually assist more in the wildlife "off season" (cold weather) as we are too busy in the warm weather months with wildlife babies in care.
As of late January, we currently have 3 over-wintering (late season orphans) opossums, 4 Canada Geese and 3 sub-adult Eastern Cottontails. We have some birds coming in and going back out as well. We also have 3 domestic rabbits for adoption and hopefully placed soon to excellent, rabbit loving indoor only homes.
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Pamela Hood - President & Founder, Level 2X Rehabilitator/House Rabbit Society Educator
Melissa Tobias - Sub-permitee Rehabilitator - Squirrels!
And a small group of soon to be licensed rehabilitators and our awesome transport volunteers!