WildCare extends heartfelt thanks to the group known as Five Women Poets who raised substantial funds for WildCare at their chapbook reading on May 15th. The poets read their poems from their book “Birds of a Feather” and have graciously allowed WildCare to publish the poems on this website. Watch for them on a monthly basis. Thank you to Patricia C. Coleman, Deborah Pender Hutchinson, Nancy Chen Long, Antonia Matthew, Leah Helen May, Anya Peterson Royce and Margaret Fisher Squires.


Enjoy and evening of wine tasting on the patio and a variety of animal encounters for the whole family at the Butler Winery, 6200 Robinson Road, Bloomington, IN on June 25, 2016 from 6 PM to 9 PM. Proceeds to benefit WildCare Inc. Appetizers will be served. This family friendly event is a perfect way to spend an early summer evening. Admission is $20 per adult (includes wine tasting), $10 for the first child and $5 each additional child.

WildCare Society sponsors WildCare NWRA Symposium Attendees

The Meadowood Chapter of The WildCare Society has generously sponsored WildCare’s 8 attendees at the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association National Symposium in Norman, OK. ¬†Members of the Meadowood Chapter of the Society donated $2,700 to help defray the expenses of WildCare’s volunteers and staff attending the symposium. We are extremely grateful for their generosity! WildCare is also pleased to announce that Amanda Wrigley, WildCare Board President, and Sabrina Saylor, WildCare Education Coordinator, will be among the featured presenters at the symposium. We are very proud of them for bringing this national recognition to WildCare.

2016 WildCamp

The 2016 WildCamp will be held July 11-15 at the WildCare Center at 198 N. Hartstrait Road. Camp tuition is $250 and a deposit of $100 at time of registration is required to hold a spot. To register contact Sabrina Saylor, Education Coordinator, at

December’s Wildlife Poem

Hope Is Still Alive By Emile Pinet

The moon still circles the earth,

and the tidal-flows never cease.

Yet, as wildlife diminishes,

Man’s anxieties increase.


The sky’s still robin egg blue,

and honey tastes just as sweet.

Yet our cities are dirty,

and garbage litters the street.


Flowers still grow gorgeous blooms,

and the rains bring us water.

Yet the bulk of animals,

are pets or those we slaughter.


The sun still rises and sets,

and the seasons come and go.

Yet where is all the wildlife,

our children will never know?


Hope is still alive within

the trusting eyes of a child.

And yet once neutered and tamed,

can their world ever be wild?

Copyright 2015 Emile Prinet