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  •  Friday – Sunday – Sept 21 – Sept 23, 2018
  • 8 am to 4 pm – NO EARLY BIRDS
  • 2511 N. Bali St. – Boise, Idaho

Household items, many animal collectibles, jewelry, leather kits & stamps, rubber stamps, bead making and much more. All proceeds go to Animals In Distress, a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation organization funded entirely by contributions and fundraising events. We receive no City, County, State or Federal funding

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Amazon Wish List

The Ruth Melichar Bird Center has a new Amazon Wish List and we are in need of supplies to help us take care of THOUSANDS of injured and orphaned birds this year.

Amazon makes it easy to donate. Simply add an item from the list to your cart, then include your name and email address in the personalized message box during checkout. We will email you a photo of your donation in use. A donation makes a great Mother’s Day or birthday gift for a wildlife lover! Many items are under $10 and will make a big difference to our patients! 🐥🦆🦉

Thank you for helping us save wild birds!
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Idaho Gives 2018 – Our Sincere Gratitude!

Thank you for your generous donations during Idaho Gives 2018.  Animals In Distress Assn. received $13,794 to help the injured and orphaned wildlife.  You have kept us going through these many years, and we want to express our sincere gratitude for your faithfulness to AIDA and the wildlife of our community. 

Animals in Distress

Click on the above link Animals in Distress to view video.

GREAT NEWS!!  AIDA has won the second place prize of $1500 in the Small Nonprofit Category.  Our total for Idaho Gives 2018 is now $15,294.


Corbin Maxey – Episode #18 – Wildlife Rescue – Animals In Distress Assn.

Corbin Maxey, The Reptile Guy, Boise native and nationally recognized animal expert, biologist and television personality invited AIDA to join him in one of his wonderful podcasts.  You will find both links below in order to listen in.

In addition, please visit Corbin’s website at

Corbin is one special ‘guy’ with a very special mission.  Thank you Corbin for doing what you do!

Mady Rothchild
In this episode, I sit down with my good friend and one of the hardest working people in wildlife rescue, Mady Rothchild. She runs Animals In Distress, a native wildlife rescue based in Boise, Idaho. We discuss her rescue work with bats,

Invasive bushes in Decatur killing cedar waxwings

First it’s Yews killing our deer and now Nandina killing birds, please check out the following article.

Invasive bushes in Decatur killing cedar waxwings
Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart March 3, 2017

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Last April, Decatur resident Charles Reid found a flock of dead cedar waxwings outside of Decatur High School’s front entrance.

The Bird Nest on Airbnb

 Introducing The Bird Nest. AIDA’s latest endeavor in raising money for injured and orphaned wildlife. Do you have friends/relatives visiting or know of anyone coming to Boise for special events, etc.?

Please tell them about our rental on Airbnb for a wonderful stay in a most unique space.

The Bird Nest welcomed its first guest in August 2017 and we have been most fortunate with all of our reservations to date.

All monies earned from our rental go directly back into AIDA to fund our mission. It is located in the upstairs of the Ruth Melichar Bird Center. Please check out The Bird Nest on website below.

Entire home/apt in Boise, United States. Nestle in a remodeled 1910 barn loft. 1250 sq.ft. Beautiful views, peace, quiet and warm feeling throughout. Sits above a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center for injured/orphaned birds. Your cozy nest overlooks the 11th hole and lake on Quail Hollow Golf Course. Enjoy the sunsets on the deck and look over the city of Boise. Beautiful setting in the Boise foothills. Its charm and ambience is beyond category.
Biking, hiking, dining, wining. . .everything at your fingertips within 5-15 min…