Rodent Rack Project
Northwest Raptor& Wildlife Center Needs Your Help
The volunteers at the Raptor Center have initiated a much needed improvement project for the Center and are asking for donations to make it happen. Your contribution will permanently and significantly impact the workload at the Center and improve the quality of life of the rodents being raised at the Center.
A significant part of the workload at the Raptor Center is raising large numbers of rats and mice that are fed to the various raptors (eagles, hawks and owls) that are being cared for. The current rodent breeding setup is comprised of 120 aquarium tubs that have multiple water bottles that have to be filled by hand every two days. The current process takes 2 hours for Jaye (the Founder) and 2 volunteers to complete.
Hal Clark, the volunteer who built the new eagle pool last year, has offered to build 13 new rat racks specifically designed to meet Jaye’s needs. The racks will have an automatic watering system and built in food troughs that can be filled quickly without having to enter the tub. It is estimated that this new system would reduce the time required to 30 minutes for one person. The material cost of each rack is $275 for a total projected cost of $3,575.
Donations can be made by clicking on the Donate button below or mailing a check to the Center. All donations are tax deductible.
Please note on the check that the funds are for the new rodent racks. If you have any questions about the project or want to donate materials call the project coordinator, Hal Clark, at 360-477-6156 or email at email@example.com.