This adult Chukar arrived with a wing injury in March and this is his release April 2012 by the center director, Dianne Perkins.
Animals In Distress Assn. thanks the following for their donations and help toward the support of Idaho’s injured and orphaned wildlife. We couldn’t do it without people like you!
Ame and Tim Cochnauer
Annette Hanson – Always there for us
Bob Perkins – Boise
Charlie Justus – Idaho Department of Fish & Game
Cheryl Tuller – Wild Cat Haven, Sherwood, Oregon
Chris Rhoades – Nampa
Claudia White – Bird House and Habitat
D & B Supply – Cindy Larrondo
Eric – Boise Bench Market (Overland/Columbus)
Eric Gillette – Utah – Website designer
Habitat Veterinary Clinic – Boise
Brandon Embree – Idaho Domestic Bird Rescue and Sanctuary
Cindy Embree – Idaho Domestic Bird Rescue and Sanctuary
Christine Lewis – Idaho Domestic Bird Rescue and Sanctuary
Idaho Humane Society – Director, Jeff Rosenthal DVM, DeeDee, Scott, Jacob, JD and to Josh for all those years.
Idaho Humane Society Veterinary Medical Center -Drs. Koob, Garrett and Strope, techs et al and all the gals at the front desk
Idaho Humane Society Animal Control – Morris McCall, et all
Jane Gabbert – Boise
Julie Steele – Wild Birds Unlimited
Larry Byers – Boise
Liz Scott, DVM – Idaho Equine Center
Patty Capener – Boise
Paul Martin – Boise
Petco – Josh
Sandra Williams – AIDA Volunteer Coordinator and Webmaster for our new 2015 website
Susan Chaloupka and Tom McCabe
Susan Ziebart – The Nature Center
West Vet Medical Center
In the late fall of 2012, the Ruth Melichar Bird Center received $45 from the ‘Hidden Springs Young Naturalists’. They wrote: “We admire the work you do without much support. We know you need money to buy food and the necessary supplies.” AIDA’s donation for the RMBC came at the request of the fall session of young naturalists.
This wonderful American White Pelican came to us in January 2012. Keeping him in fish and his release is another story in itself. Keep posted. Above: Cheryl Garrett, DVM, Idaho Humane Society getting ready to examine Mr. Pelican.
A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill will hold more than his belican.
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I’m damned if I see how the helican.
— Dixon Lanier Merritt
Lauren Davis and her mother, Kelley have been volunteers at the Ruth Melichar Bird Center since 2011 and Lauren has been a big contributor to AIDA through her work at the center as well as monetary contributions. She contributed her birthday money and proceeds from her and her friends’ bake sale, totaling a whopping $378.00. Lauren, you’re a real jewel and special friend to the birds.