Like in any hospital, taking x-rays is essential in diagnosing patients. Every day people bring us sick and injured wild animals, and we give them the care they need. Now we need your help to make sure that care continues.
You Did It!
Thanks to your generous contributions and hard work spreading the word, we've not only reached our goal, but surpassed it! Amazing!!! We'll be able to replace the x-ray machine that has been making diagnosing sick and injured wild animals so difficult for Toronto Wildlife Centre vets. What an incredible feat—you all deserve a huge THANK YOU from us and all of the urban wildlife that you're helping to save.
Even more amazingly, donations are still coming in. Indiegogo will run this campaign until our set end date of November 17th, and every contribution to this campaign will continue to go towards a newer and better-quality x-ray machine.
What We Do
Toronto Wildlife Centre admits approximately 5,000 sick, injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians every single year, representing more than 270 species. And not just from Toronto, but from areas outside of the GTA, all over Ontario, and thousands of migrating birds from the U.S.A. and as far away as Central and South America.
We are the only wildlife centre in the GTA and the busiest in Canada, handling more than 30,000 calls every year from people who have found an animal that needs our help.
Why We Need Your Help
The digital x-ray machine donated to Toronto Wildlife Centre more than 5 years ago is breaking down. In a wildlife hospital, taking x-rays is absolutely essential.
Our patients can't tell us if their wing hurts, or if they feel pain when they put weight on one leg. X-rays can reveal if an owl has a fractured collarbone, a raccoon has a pellet embedded in her leg, or a turtle has swallowed a fish hook. X-rays also tell us if the animal is carrying babies.
— Sherri Cox, Head Wildlife Veterinarian, Toronto Wildlife Centre
Not having immediate access to x-rays can be life-threatening for our wild patients, resulting in delays to surgery or treatment.
Where Your Money Will Go
100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to purchase a second-hand digital x-ray machine to help the patients at Toronto Wildlife Centre. If we exceed our goal of $24,750, we may even be able to buy a brand new machine!
All donations are tax-deductible and you will receive a charitable tax receipt at the close of the campaign.
How You Can Help
Every dollar counts! No matter how big or how small, each donation will move us closer to our goal. If we all work together, we can make a big difference.
Keep helping by sharing this campaign with as many people as you can! Tell them about our cause, and why it's important to you. Just use this link: http://igg.me/at/wildxrays
Nathalie Karvonen, Executive Director, Toronto Wildlife Centre
P: 416-631-0662 ext.3207, E: firstname.lastname@example.org