We want our donors to know how much we appreciate them and ask that when possible you patron these corporations who share their profits with non-profit organizations like us.
Our first thank you is to God.
For creating these magnificent birds and giving us the talents, drive and support to help preserve his creation.
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
We are very blessed to have the support of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Did you know that their care for wildlife is done through donations and is not sponsored by the college? Once an animal or bird becomes an education bird the permit holder then becomes responsible for the veterinary bills. If you want to donate to UTCVM for the care of wildlife you can do it in 2 ways, directly to the college or in the name of a rehabilitator you wish to support (first verify with them that they use UTCVM and how they are listed in their system).
If you wish to sponsor the annual exams of our education birds, the cost is $85.00 per raptor each year and covers on site exams, blood work, and Dr. Jones makes sure they are healthy and their enclosures are the best we can make them. Our account is under Smoky Mountain Raptor Center.
This past year the Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Ward, Dr. Hendrix, Dr. Best and others, have worked very hard on Zena’s eyes and they also did the surgeries on Roscoe (3 total) and Jack Sparrow! We thank them for their work and for helping us care for them as they recover.
Dr. Mike Jones, Cheryl Greenacre and several others in the Exotics Department are also wonderful to work with and quick to respond to any questions we may have!
Thank You to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine!
Our Volunteers and Donors
We also want to thank our volunteers, donors, generous local photographers who donated their photos of raptors for our website (minus their watermarks) and our friends on facebook.
What we do can only be accomplished with the help of our community.
Tim, my husband and rock!
Needless to say rehabbing takes a lot of time, energy and finances. When I first became interested in rescuing raptors Tim was by my side helping me safely restrain, examine and at times feed the raptors I was caring for. He now loves caring for them as much as I do. A lot of the costs for building a rehab facility are lessened due to the incredible carpentry skills of my husband. His talents and willingness to help are greatly needed and appreciated.
Since Smoky Mountain Raptor Center is a 501(3) Organization (a Public Charity) we operate solely off the generous donations of individuals and corporations. Every board member and volunteer offer their time and talents without receiving anything monetary in return.