Relief is on the Way for Baby Sandhill Crane!
Thanks to YOU, Her Procedure is Scheduled for Tomorrow!
Wonderful News! Thanks to all the support of the community, relief is on the way for this baby Sandhill Crane. We were able to raise more than the $585 needed for her endoscopic procedure to remove the washer in herstomach and medication to reduce the lead levels in her bloodstream. The University of Wisconsin Veterinary Care Special Species Services will be performing the procedure tomorrow, Thursday, July 30th.
This beautiful bird still has a long road to recovery, but we are optimistic that the procedure will go well and she will recover from the lead poisoning. Once the baby crane is in better health she will be transferred to another licensed rehabilitator where she will be able to associate with other cranes and can make a full recovery before returning to the wild.
Thank you to Dr. Mans and the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Care Special Species Services for all their help, and, most of all, THANK YOU to everyone who so generously donated to help return this magnificent bird to her home.
Any additional funds from the baby crane’s procedure and follow-up care will be used to continue the work our wildlife rehabilitation program (Four Lakes Wildlife Center) does every day.
Help Me Heal – WILD Side of DCHS
Baby Sandhill Crane Needs $585 for Emergency Procedure!
Late last week, a baby Sandhill Crane was rushed to our wildlife rehabilitation program, Four Lakes Wildlife Center (FLWC). A gentleman from the north side of Madison had been observing a family of Sandhill Cranes from his house for months. Last Thursday he noticed the baby crane stumbling and struggling to walk. With the help of his daughter, a wildlife biology major at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, he was able to bring the baby Sandhill Crane to us where staff quickly took x-rays and ran blood work.
We quickly realized this baby crane has high levels of lead in her bloodstream, as well as a washer stuck in her stomach which is too large to pass naturally. Dr. Mans and the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Care Special Species Services has offered to endoscopically remove the washer and she will be treated for the lead poisoning by the FLWC staff.
We are looking to raise $585 by Wednesday afternoon to pay for the endoscopic procedure and medication to reduce the lead levels in her blood. With the help of Dr. Mans and the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Care Special Species Services and our wonderful community, we hope to rehabilitate and return this beautiful crane to the wild!
Please help us raise $585 in the next 24 hours so this beautiful crane can be rehabilitated and returned to the wild!
CLICK HERE to make your online contribution: Select “Four Lakes Wildlife Center” and please type “Baby Crane” in the comment section at the bottom of the page.
You can also mail or drop off your donation at Dane County Humane Society’s main shelter (5132 Voges Road, Madison, WI 53718), with “Baby Crane” in the subject line.
Any additional funds from the baby crane’s procedure and follow-up care will be used to continue the work our wildlife rehabilitation center (Four Lakes Wildlife Center) does every day.