* Grant awarded for Owl feeding project.
The Owl Foundation specializes in helping injured or orphaned owls. We strive to return them to the wild. We currently house over 90 owls including resident owls, resident foster parent owls, owls in different stages of recovery from injuries, home hatched baby owls from our residents, and orphaned owls being cared for by our owl foster parent residents. In 2015 we admitted over 150 birds of prey. One of our largest expenses is owl food. We receive over 1,100 live mice and 100 frozen mice each week. In 2015 we spent over $20,000 on owl food alone; not factoring in the cost of owl food food (mouse chow for the live mice) and mouse bedding. Many man hours are involved in caring for the mice. We try to use volunteers as much as possible for the routine cleaning, watering, feeding and caring of the mice.