Every family is aware of the rising cost of groceries, and wildlife and bird rescue organizations are also feeling the budgetary pinch when it comes to feeding their patients. According to The Dispatch, the price of frozen mice and rats has nearly doubled in the last year, and organizations such as Operation Wildlife in Linwood, Kansas need to be even more careful of spending in order to feed the hundreds and thousands of animals they rehabilitate.
Many bird rescue organizations breed their own rodents, but the breeding capacity of their mice and rats doesn't always keep up with the appetites of the birds they care for. Increased numbers of birds needing help due to effects of the past year's drought are also straining rescue organizations' food budgets.
Financial donations are often at the top of bird rescue organizations' wish lists, and the money they collect not only helps feed birds, but also pays for medical care, building maintenance and other operational costs. Contact your local rescue or rehabilitation center for donation information - even if you only have a dollar or two, you can help feed a rescued bird!
Frozen Mice and Rats
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