Success Stories

With community support, our achievements include:

 

_ Over 3,200 surgeries per year (and growing), 1/4th of which were performed at no charge for feral cats, litters, and low-income residents.

 

_ Reducing the number of animals that go to the Flathead County Animal Shelter helping to lower the euthanasia

rate from over 50% to less than 4%.

 

_ Rescue and fostering of 150 cats per year, providing them with a second chance at life.

 

_ Expansion & remodel of our 2,400 square foot clinic including a new surgery suite, increased recovery rooms, handicapped accessible ramp, and perimeter fencing.

 

_ Assisting local law enforcement and animal control officers in providing funding for animal cruelty training through Marvin’s Fund of Montana outreach program.

 

Surgery Suite
Feral Cat Recovery Room

Our Capital Campaign Fund helped pay for

all new flooring in the cat trailer.

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We thank Annette King-Tucker for her inspiring poem:

I Am an Animal Rescuer

My job is to assist God's creatures
I was born with the need to fulfill their needs
I take in new family members without plan, thought, or selection
I have bought dog food with my last dime
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand
I have hugged someone vicious and afraid
I have fallen in love a thousand times
and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body

I have Animal Friends and friends who have animal friends
I don't often use the word "pet"
I notice those lost at the road side
And my heart aches
I will hand raise a field mouse
And make friends with a vulture
I know of no creature unworthy of my time

I want to live forever if there aren't animals in Heaven
But I believe there are
Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind
We may be master of the animals,
But the animals have mastered themselves
Something people still haven't learned

War and Abuse makes me hurt for the world
But a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for mankind
We are a quiet but determined army
And making a difference ever day

There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan
nothing more rewarding than saving a life
No higher recognition than watching them thrive
There is no greater joy than seeing a baby play
who only days ago, was too weak to eat

I am an Animal Rescuer
My work is never done,
My home is never quiet
My wallet is always empty
But my heart is always full

In the game of life, we have already won

~ Written from the heart by:
Annette King-Tucker
Wild Heart Ranch Wildlife Rescue