Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation Announces the Beaver Finds a Buddy Campaign

Help beavers at our wildlife rehabilitation centre, so they can now be stronger together both here and for life in the wild.

 

In June 2016, the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) admitted a lone baby beaver (beaver kit) to our wildlife rehabilitation centre north of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She was given intake number 16-946.

 

She had been found alone in northwest Calgary, suffering from wounds to her tail. Based on her weight and size, we estimated her to be no more than 5 weeks old.

 

Following her admission in 2016, beaver 16-946 received medical treatment for her wounds and made a full recovery. She progressed from being formula fed to solid foods and constantly rearranges the branches in her enclosure. She has progressed incredibly well in care and we are very happy with her progress, but she has always been alone… until now!

 

In June 2017, AIWC admitted a male beaver after he was found stuck in a northwest Calgary storm drain, suffering from deep bite wounds on his lower back. He was assigned patient number 17-536 and is approximately two years old.

 

Beaver 17-536 responded well to medical treatment, made a full recovery from his injuries, and was moved to an outdoor enclosure neighbouring our female beaver patient. By bonding together at our wildlife rehabilitation centre, they can now be stronger together both here and for life in the wild.

 

Caring for both beavers until spring 2018 will be a large expense for AIWC, and adds up to nearly $23,000.00:

 

Food and water:  $316.00 / week = $12,640

Husbandry care: $247.50 / week = $9,900

 

So we need your help to give this pair a second chance at life in the wild! Please consider donating today.

 

About Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation

 

Since 1993, the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) has been a champion for the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. Accredited through the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, AIWC serves the needs of Alberta’s diverse wildlife in Calgary and southern Alberta. As a registered charity, AIWC relies on charitable donations and dedicated volunteers to support the more than 1,600 varied animals in need of care every year. AIWC welcomes Alberta’s injured, orphaned, and oiled wildlife, small and large, from hummingbirds to moose calves.


To LEARN MORE about this Campaign or Share, please visit:
https://www.gofundme.com/beaver-finds-a-buddy

 

Contact

Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation

Madden, Alberta, Canada

Telephone: 403-946-2361

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http://www.aiwc.ca


 

 

 
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