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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)
Simple Green
Household bleach
Liquid laundry detergent
Disposable exam gloves
Betadine or Iodine
Toilet paper & Paper Towels
Sheets & Blankets
Bath Towels
Rubbing Alcohol
Astroturf & sisal rope
Hand soap
Zip lock bags
Masking tape & duct tape
Gauze sponges and pads
Bandage Tape
Vet wrap dressing
Pet carriers
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:

Bring or send donated items to:

The Deer Mountain Tribal
Eagle Center
1158 Salmon Road
Ketchikan, AK 99901

Danika Fornear
Ketchikan, AK

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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