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Help Us Build New Rehabilitation Space for Injured Raptors

Help Us Provide New Rehabilitation Space for Injured Raptors

$95,495 raised

Goal: $150,000

Why We Need New Raptor Housing

Horned Owl

Since 1972 the California Raptor Center has been a sanctuary for rescued and rehabilitated raptors. The "J run" building is our primary rehabilitation building, which was pieced together using old dog runs from other areas of UC Davis campus over 30 years ago. This dilapidated structure currently has 12 "mews", or enclosures, that are in various stages of severe disrepair; a number of these are not even usable anymore for safety reasons. As a result, rehabilitation space has been limited, and it has been challenging to maintain biosafety measures.

  • J Run Building

    The current "J run" building, which was pieced together using old dog runs more than 30 years ago.

  • J Run Building

    The current "J run" building, which was pieced together using old dog runs more than 30 years ago.

  • J Run Building

    The current "J run" building, which was pieced together using old dog runs more than 30 years ago.

How Your Support Will Help Raptors

Your gift will help us reach our goal of raising $75,000 which, in addition to a matching gift pledged by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 1967, will enable us to replace the existing "J run" building with a new Rehabilitation Building. Our total goal is $150,000. This new building will have 26 (8 x 12 foot) mews, which will more than double the existing rehabilitation space in the building. The design will also allow for adding on to the structure in the future if needed. We will be able to rehabilitate more birds with higher biosecurity measures. We will minimize costs by using solar power for lights and ceiling fans to maintain ventilation.

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If you would prefer not to use a credit card, please feel free to snail mail your donation to:

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Dean’s Office – Development
PO Box 1167
Davis, CA 95617-1167

Please make your check payable to "UC Regents" and note “California Raptor Center Cage Construction Fund” on the memo line.

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Thank You For Helping Us Build Better Spaces for Our Raptors