Are you wondering what your donation to City Wildlife buys?
Would you like to make a donation of something specific in honor of someone?
The following list gives examples of how gifts of different amounts are typically spent. If you would like to make a donation for a specific item, we will do our best to spend it on the item listed or on something similar, if we should have a greater need for something else.
- $26.00 A Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Blood Chemistry for one critical patient on our in-house machine (contributed by members in 2021)
- $48.00 50 pounds of complete-nutrition duckling food
- $76.00 A brood-warming unit for young waterfowl
- $116.00 A months’ worth of medical oxygen for critical patients
- $226.00 50 pounds of mixed nuts in the shell for growing squirrels
To make a gift in someone’s honor, please include their name and address in the “Additional Comments” box on the donation page. We will send them a card to let them know of your gift (without mentioning the amount).
For those looking to contribute items that make a bigger impact, there are some pieces of veterinary equipment that we do not have but that would be very useful to our veterinarian and our patients. If you donate the cost of the item, please indicate that in the “Additional Comments” box for online donations or earmark your check for the item. We will send you a receipt for your taxes and purchase the equipment. Or you may follow the link, purchase it yourself, and have it sent to our center (15 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011). We will get you an acknowledgement upon receipt, but depending on the packing list the company sends, it may not have the purchase price on it.
- $229.99 – A microscope that can be attached to a laptop for teaching purposes. This will make it easier to train staff, students and interns.
- $299.00 – Magnifying lenses to help with exams, treatments and surgeries on some of our tiniest patients.
- $2,343.99 – Oxygen Concentrator for emergency medicine to help patients suffering from shock or acute trauma.
- $399.99 – Oxygen therapy chamber, to be used with the above oxygen concentrator to help some of our smaller patients, such as songbirds recovering from window collisions.
- $1,155.52 – A Bair Hugger device uses warm air to keep patients warm, which is safer and more effective than heating pads or hot water bottles. We have patients as small as 5 or 10 grams (that’s about 1/4 oz!) who undergo surgery, and keeping them warm for procedures is critical for success. We can disinfect and reuse these washable blankets, which are sold separately ($39.95) and used with the Bair Hugger.
- $4,190.00 – Ultrasound machine for enhanced diagnostic capabilities. This is a compact ultrasound device that is well-suited for use with our small patients. Be expanding our diagnostic capabilities, we are able to better care for our patients here at City Wildlife.
And thank you from City Wildlife and all the animals whom you help!