A rehabilitated osprey about to be released into the wild.
Even with a mostly volunteer staff, the Rowena Wildlife Clinic incurs considerable costs each month. There's food, medicine, surgical and diagnostic equipment for the animals and a constant need for building and cage repairs. If you've enjoyed the pictures and stories in this site, and if you believe that it is right and proper for people to repair some of the damage our mechanized lives have caused to the native animals, won't you make a donation?
About a thousand people view this site each month. If each gave only five dollars, the Clinic could continue indefinitely. If each gave ten, the Clinic could expand. That's the cost of a couple of frappucinos! Below are some easy ways to donate, including setting up a monthly donation. Please help us if you can.
Rowena Wildlife Clinic is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. If you would like us to mail you a receipt for tax purposes, please be sure to e-mail your address.
And even for this bird I've never seen
I am unprepared for absence
or for the empty prairie at dawn.
(From Adopt-A-Prairie-Chicken by Erica Caldwell)
A great way to donate is through Local Independent Charities of America, which charges no fee to the Clinic. By checking the block, you may be able to double the effect by having your employer match your contribution.
You can donate directly from your PayPal account by clicking the button below.
If you prefer, you can donate via the Network For Good registry of non-profits (though they deduct a 4.75% fee for their services).
Or you can always do it the old-fashioned way: send a check! There's never a fee and you know every cent will go right to the Clinic. Send mail to:
Rowena Wildlife Clinic
6900 Hwy. 30
The Dalles, OR 97058
Frequent-flier miles would be a great help to our veterinary students, some of whom fly in from far away. To donate your miles, please email the Director.
Thank you for helping our native wildlife!
The Rowena Wildlife Clinic has been awarded the Seal of Excellence by the Independent Charities of America. The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. These standards include those required by the US Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.