At Wildlife Images, ticket sales from summer tourism is a big part of our annual income. But this year, because of our proximity to the Taylor Creek Fire and other fires in Oregon and California, the smoke has been especially thick and people have, understandably, not been enjoying outdoor activities as much as they normally would. Tourism revenue from outdoor activities is down all over southern Oregon, but for nonprofits like ours, the impact is profoundly felt. While our income is down for the summer, the needs of the animals are up! We’ve taken in nearly as many animals in need already this year as we helped in all of 2017!
Wildlife Images operating costs–to care for animals, stay open for tours, and provide extensive environment education classes for children and youth—are about $100,000 each month. We’re seeing that our income is down about $300,000 for the year, or three months short of what we need. That’s not insurmountable, but it does mean we need to adjust our business a bit to make up the revenue. It also means we need to ask you, our fellow lovers of wildlife and wild places, for your support in this challenging time.
If you wish to see Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education succeed in rehabilitating our local wildlife and providing education to promote good stewardship of our local wildlife and wild places, please support us.
What you can do to Help Wildlife Images Save Wildlife
Come visit us and learn about our work, see our resident animals and enjoy the beauty of southern Oregon. Wildlife Images is open daily for tours. Recently the blue skies have returned but N-95 masks are available for visitors and staff who are sensitive to the smoke if it returns. Don’t let the smoke keep you from enjoying some time with the wild things!
Donate! As a nonprofit organization we rely on the generous support of the community to fund our work. Wild animals do not have health insurance, so its been up to Wildlife Images to absorb all the expenses for their care. It’s up to all of us to look after the incredible creatures that share our region. Your gifts are fully tax-deductible and make a lasting contribution to the wild animals and wild places that make our area special.
Donating is easy!
By mail: P.O. Box 36
Merlin, OR 9732
In person: 11845 Lower River Rd.
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Or by visiting any Evergreen Bank location and telling them you want to give to Wildlife Images.
Become a Member. Memberships benefit us by providing a steady source of income, and you win by getting to visit any time you like! We have multiple membership levels for every family or group size. You also get discounts in our gift shop, special member’s only invitations to events and animal releases, and discounts at supporting businesses through our Wild Card program.
You can become a member online at www.wildlifeimages.org/membership
Or you can visit our campus at 11845 Lower River Road, Grants Pass, OR 97526
Remember Wildlife Images in your Estate Planning. You don’t have to be wealthy to make a huge impact for animals! Remembering Wildlife Images in your will or trust makes a lifetime impact for animals and for Wildlife Images. We have forms on our website and help is available to make the process quick and easy for you.
Like us on Facebook and share our news and posts with your friends! The more people know about our work, the better! This is a great way to help Wildlife Images get supporters and spread the word about our work in Saving Wildlife.