2018 Caring for Bunnies and Birds!

Celebrate Spring with the Wildlife Center of Virginia's special Caring for Bunnies and Caring for Songbirds program!

Each year, the Wildlife Center admits thousands of young animals – the “baby season” at the Wildlife Center typically runs from February through October. These young animals keep the veterinary team busy – particularly the staff rehabilitators and students, as they feed these hungry patients many times a day!  Eastern cottontails are typically the most numerous mammal species admitted to the Center [403 in 2017]; the variety of baby songbirds require the most feedings -- many nestling birds require hand-feedings every 15-20 minutes throughout the day! 


What better way to say "Happy Mother's Day" or "Happy Spring" than with a special Caring for Critters sponsorship of these Wildlife Center patients? 

As a special Spring Caring for Critters sponsor, you [or your gift recipient] will receive a special sponsorship packet, including:

  • Detailed information about your chosen species [bunnies or birds], including the care they receive at the Wildlife Center, natural history information, and some tips on how you can help wildlife;
  • A photo of a bunny or baby songbird patient;
  • A personalized certificate of sponsorship; and
  • Periodic email updates about some of our 2018 patients. 

This standard sponsorship package is available for $25 [six months]/$50 [one year].

We are also offering a Deluxe Spring Caring for Critters package that also includes:

  • Four chocolate-covered cookies from Mary’s Cakery and Candy Kitchen, an acclaimed chocolatier from King George, Virginia.
  • An adorable finger puppet from Folkmanis. [5" furry palm-sized rabbit puppet or 4"-5" tall robin, bluebird, or cardinal puppet].



The Deluxe sponsorship package is $35 [six months]/$60 [one year]. Shipping costs are included with both packages.

Place your order for this special Spring Caring for Critters package today in our online shop! Orders will be fulfilled during the week of March 19th. 

No phone calls, please! As we enter our busy spring season, we want to ensure the lines are open for people with wildlife emergencies and questions.

A variety of other Wildlife Center education animals are also available for “adoption” through the Caring for Critters sponsorship program.

Questions? Please email us at areap@wildlifecenter.org.

Thank you!