Naked Eastern Fox Squirrel

This little boy came to us as a perfectly naked baby squirrel as all other baby squirrels do. He, however, failed to ever grow any hair which could be due to a genetic defect or alopecia (baldness). Unable to be released, he is living with a foster mom.

3 Baby Orphaned Skunks

These 3 baby orphaned skunks are the first of 15 we have received this year. Fortunately these 3 are the only ones that required bottle feeding which made life a little bit easier. I do love these little “stinkers”, and later this summer they will all be released in save suitable locations.

 

Our Solo Baby Fox

Our solo baby fox who headlined in the quart container for our May 4, 2017 “Idaho Gives” pleas. In this picture he’s 8 weeks old, and no longer “solo”.
AIDA has since received 7 more foxes and all will be kept until they are old enough to be released.

Duckville Is Overflowing!

Dear Volunteers,
The Ruth Melichar Bird Center has received 350 ducklings within a 2-week period. This is unprecedented!

DUCKVILLE IS OVERFLOWING! We are in need of committed Volunteers to help care for these little orphans.

Duckville Volunteers Needed for any of the following shifts:
Morning Shift: Mondays
Morning Shift: Tuesdays
Morning Shift: Wednesdays
Evening Shift: Thursdays

Call Jennifer to get on the schedule now.
Questions? For more details please contact:
Jennifer Rockwell at: 208/571-3555 or jenniferrockwell8@gmail.com

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for being there for the wildlife in our community.

Huge Thank You – Successful IDAHO GIVES day!

A Huge THANK YOU to everyone that participated in IDAHO GIVES yesterday.  We are thrilled to say that you donated $7910 to the animals!  Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.

Here are some thoughtful comments from our generous donors:

I know how hard they work. I’ve seen them in action.
Do it for the birds!
Thank you for all you do in our community with animal rescue.
I appreciate all that Animals In Distress does to help injured, sick, and lost animals.
I’m proud of the tremendous work AIDA does with such a small budget. The animals and people who love them thank you!
Appreciate your helping our local wildlife that make Boise a special place to live.
An amazing organization with such kind people taking care of the most vulnerable animals. Thanks for all you do!
I had to take 10 abandoned ducklings to you yesterday 5/3/17. I cried on my way there as I’ve never had to surrender an animal, but you all made me know I did the right thing. Thank you so much for all you do! I will continue to donate as often as I can.
Thank you for all your hard work.
With gratitude.
Thanks for all your hard work.
RedBuilt is happy to match our employee contributions.
Thanks for your dedication!
I think that it’s great there are people who help our wildlife, always makes me feel good when you do!
Thank you for everything you do!!
What a great service you provide! I’ve used your services a couple of times over the past few years and you were great to work with. Thank you for being there!
Thank-you for your dedication to injured birds.
In appreciation of all the work the volunteers do. You GO MADY!
I love this program!
The individuals caring for injured, mistreated and abandoned animals willingly and generously give of their time each day with care and humility. I am proud to know some of these individuals who understand the needs of the wild animals they support.
Ruth Melichar was my aunt, a very special lady. This gift is in remembrance of her.
I love animals!
Thank you for your selfless work on behalf of Idaho’s wild animals.

Merry, Merriest of Christmases

ANIMALS IN DISTRESS ASSOCIATION/RUTH MELICHAR BIRD CENTER
WISHES YOU AND YOURS THE

MERRY, MERRIEST OF CHRISTMASES

AND A GREAT 2017!

Deaf silver phase of red fox hit by car near Hailey. We will be finding a permanent home for him in a wildlife sanctuary.
2016 was a very busy year for AIDA.  Due to late season arrivals, several species are being held over the winter for a spring release: bats, cottontails, foxes, raccoons, skunks and squirrels. 
Thank you for your continued support of Idaho’s injured and orphaned wildlife.  Your donations are monumental to our mission.