ANIMALS IN DISTRESS ASSOCIATION/RUTH MELICHAR BIRD CENTER
WISHES YOU AND YOURS THE
MERRY, MERRIEST OF CHRISTMASES
AND A GREAT 2017!
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.
100ADA, a new non-profit in Ada County is a ‘giving circle’ created by community-minded professionals.
They have chosen us, Animals In Distress Association (AIDA) to be one of five nominated local non-profits to compete for a cash donation. This September will be their ‘Autumn Giving Event’ in which we will participate.
It will be Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Crane Creek Country Club, 500 W. Curling Drive, Boise
Please visit their website to learn about this new non-profit that have banded like minded community members together to help other Ada County non-profits.
Please keep your fingers crossed for Animals In Distress Association.
Two Great Horned Owlets came into us on May 8th. One of them was very thin and had a deep puncture wound in the side of his head and ear area which was infested with maggots. They had already started feeding on the live tissue. Unfortunately, this little guy had to be euthanized, but its sibling was re-nested with another family group.
This female came to us in mid- April and the weather was still iffy. I kept her about a week and a half until the weather warmed up and there were plenty of insects. She was released back at the site in which she was found.
Worldwide there are close to 100 species of mouse-eared bats, all belonging to the genus Myotis. Only 15 of these occur in North America, north of Mexico.
These three 6 week old Coyote pups (2 males, 1 female) had a rough start. On Apr 27th, a homeowner turned on his irrigation and these three pups were washed out along with their mother. The kindhearted man caught the almost drowned babies and saw the mother run back into the culvert. They took the entire culvert apart and found the mom inside, who had unfortunately drown. No other babies were seen, so it may seem odd mom would go back in and not come out. They are one of the most wary, timid, skittish and fearful animals we rehab. Due to their hundreds of years of being maliciously trapped, they are very suspicious and it is next to impossible to live trap them. A sad ending for their mom, but these three will get their second chance at life. Coyote pups stay with their parents until late fall.
April 21st, this pre-juvenile Deer mouse was found inside an elementary school the morning after they had the building sprayed for spiders. She was a bit wobbly on her hind legs according to the teacher that contacted us and she was worried that the mouse had possibly been poisoned. Mousey was a little shaky for the first 24 hours, but is doing fine and is ready for release the week of May 8th.