In order to protect our community and our volunteers, we have implemented strict protocol at the ARK.
ONLY ARK workers are permitted to enter the building.
CALL BEFORE bringing an animal to us.
We try to respond to messages sent through "Contact Us" quickly but PLEASE call us if you have an animal in immediate distress. Sometimes they cannot wait for an email exchange to save their lives!.
Our pancake breakfast is cancelled.
New volunteer classes are cancelled.
We are still seeing far too many birds of prey fall victim to cars.
We can all do our part to keep our wildlife safe.
There are simple steps that we all can take to help. We encourage you to share this information via social media.
Imagine the impact you can personally have on saving these majestic creatures! By word of mouth, each of you can tell 3 people these tips and they each can tell 3 who can each tell 3... IMAGINE!
Keep an eye out for roadkill and when you see roadkill, slow down.
You may not see the eagle or other raptor that has been feeding on it, but they are frequently nearby.
Due to their size and the fact that they tend to gorge themselves, they can't take off quickly enough avoid being hit by your car.
Large birds instinctively know that their wingspan will not fit between branches if they try to fly towards the trees. So they are likely to fly directly towards your car.
Here are some more tips to protect eagles and other large raptors that honor us with their presence in our forests.
SLOW DOWN - when a large bird is in or near the road, he just can't get into the air the way a songbird can. It is just physics.
MOVE ROADKILL deeper into the woods if you can or call the authorities to let them know about it. I keep gloves in my car for just that need and feel so good each time I do the gruesome job because I know I may have saved an eagle!
THROW NOTHING OUT OF YOUR CAR WINDOW - even biodegradable items. The prey that eagles and owls hunt are attracted to that apple core or fry and an eagle can end up in the grill of your car when it soars in for its dinner.
PLEASE SHARE THESE TIPS!
We have updated our wish list.
Please click on the Wish List tab to see urgent needs and periodical changes based on new research.
Always feel free to call us for more details regarding donations.
Now you can help the ARK while you shop on Amazon!
And it doesn't cost you a penny!
It is the same official Amazon site and 5% of your purchase will help us relieve the suffering of wildlife.
Click on the link below and select
ARK Association to Rescue Kritters
as your charity of choice
Our wishlist is on Amazon
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The ARK rehabilitates hundreds of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife each year. Our goal is to return these animals to their natural habitats as soon as they are able to live independently. We also provide an educational resource to all people of the State of Michigan so we may promote a better understanding, treatment, and appreciation of Michigan's wildlife population.
Our program focuses on the following objectives:
to provide the best possible medical and first aid treatment to all animals brought to the center
to provide quality nutrition and appropriate housing to all animals in our care
to humanely euthanize any animal that is beyond help and hope
to provide educational information to the general public when they call for assistance with injured, orphaned, sick, or "nuisance" wildlife
to provide educational information to veterinarians and other professionals who come into contact with wildlife throughout Michigan
to release animals back into the wild in proper release sites, carefully selected to optimize the survival of the animal and to have minimal impact on humans
to educate adults and children through our slide presentations and educational displays