THE EAGLE CENTER NEEDS YOUR
By Danika Fornear
May 12, 2007
The Deer Mountain Tribal Eagle Center needs your MEAT & FISH!
Our Eagle Center, located right here in Ketchikan, is home to
twelve permanently disabled birds, among them are three bald
eagles, a golden eagle, several hawks, falcons, and owls. These
birds serve as ambassadors for their wild cousins in our public
education programs and it is our hope to teach both residents
and visitors more about Southeast Alaska and the amazing wildlife
that lives here. The staff at the Eagle Center is extremely passionate
about providing conservation education to our community while
rescuing, caring for, and rehabilitating any injured, sick, or
orphaned wild birds found throughout Southeast Alaska.
To continue to provide for these birds, and our community, we
would love your support. It is costly to provide our birds with
the quality care they require, and as a non-profit organization
we rely upon the generous support of our community to continue
our efforts. Our birds feast on donations of meat and fish daily.
Remember us when you are cleaning out your refrigerators or
freezers. Your tax deductible donations of any meat and fish
are appreciated. Blackbill, our raven, also enjoys cereals,
bread, fruits, and veggies, too!
Our staff, volunteers, and especially our birds thank you for
your kind contributions. If you would like to donate any item
such as meat or fish to our eagles and other birds just give
me a call at (907) 228 - 5533 and I'll can even set up a day
& time for you and your friends or family to come by for
a special behind the scenes tour!
Please don't hesitate to call us at the number provided if you
have any questions. We have also posted our Eagle Center Wish
List on the website to let you know other items we need donated.
Check it out!
Thank you everyone, for supporting the Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery
& Eagle Center! Those of you interested in volunteering to
care for and work with our amazing birds - please give us a call!
We can't wait to hear from you!
Help feed and care for permanently
injured raptors and help us in our efforts to rescue and rehabilitate
injured, sick, and orphaned wild birds. The DMTEC is not state-funded,
and we rely on donations from caring individuals like you. Please
consider giving a donation from the list below, or if you prefer
to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to: The
Deer Mountain Tribal Eagle Center.
For more information call (907)228-5533.
All donations are tax-deductible.
Fresh or frozen Meat or Fish
(deer, bear, chicken, beef, pork, salmon, halibut, etc.)
(think of the birds when you clean out your fridge or freezer)
Dog and Cat food (dry or canned)
Wood Shavings:/Pine or Cedar pet bedding
Dawn dish soap (original)
Liquid laundry detergent
Disposable exam gloves
Betadine or Iodine
Toilet paper & Paper Towels
Sheets & Blankets
Astroturf & sisal rope
Zip lock bags
Masking tape & duct tape
Gauze sponges and pads
Vet wrap dressing
Cleaning brushes & sponges
Kitty Litter Pans & Pet food or water dishes
Extension cords (outdoor)
Fluorescent and standard light bulbs
Artificial Christmas trees or other green foliage
Bird Feeders (hummingbird and regular)
Large Tree Stumps
Collecting wish list items
also makes for a great classroom or club project!
For questions, call (907) 228 -5533, or email: email@example.com
Bring or send donated items to:
The Deer Mountain Tribal
1158 Salmon Road
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Received May 11, 2007 - Published
May 12, 2007
About: "I have always
had a passion for teaching people about wildlife and nature.
I have spent most of my life, starting from the age of 8, working
with many different species of animals from panthers, camels,
ostriches, rattlesnakes, alligators, & crocodiles to emus,
eagles, hawks, falcons, and lots of other endangered or threatened
species. I started out as a stable hand and groom for about 80
show horses, and quickly moved on to training AQHA pleasure horses
in middle school. Then in high school, I was hired and trained
as a zoo nutritionist, researching and preparing diets for over
400 animals at a small zoo in Oklahoma, then went on to become
the Head Veterinary Technician at a busy wildlife and exotic
animal hospital. I also attended the University of Maryland studying
Life Sciences, and while in school worked as a wildlife rehabilitator
and environmental educator at several Wildlife Centers. At age
25, I was hired as the Executive Director of the Shell Factory
Nature Park and Botanical Trail- a children s zoo and animal
rescue facility. I currently work at the Eagle Center as the
Bird Curator, and hope to implement many new fundraising ideas
and exciting educational programs at the Eagle Center."
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