You can make a difference.
The constant care and feeding of all the wildlife, as well as maintenance and upgrades of the facility requires much manpower and food. PSSWF is a 501(c)3 Not For Profit, all donations are tax deductible.
Annual contributions of $100 or more entitle you to receive our quarterly newsletter. Contributions of $300 or more entitle the donor and their family to a private tour of the facility.
Contributors of over $500 will also receive a free Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation calendar as a thank you.
Other ways to help
Choose Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation as your benefactor on Amazon. Simply go to smile.amazon.com and choose us - Amazon automatically donates 0.5% of your purchases to PSSWF at no additional cost to you!
Donate items from our Amazon Wishlist, which can be found here. Amazon will automatically ship them to us! Our wishlist is full of commonly used and much needed items.
Donate via Colorado Gives.Colorado Gives day is in December, but you can donate via their website year-round, schedule donations, and set up repeat donations.
Thanks to the generosity of the public and business donors, PSSWF has been able to offer its services as a non-profit since 1984. However, as increasing human populations lead to ever more wildlife conflicts, the Foundation must continue to grow. PSSWF operates solely on donations, and maintains only one paid staff person (this position is currently filled).
The PSSWF annual budget and expenditures vary depending on the number of animals cared for, but certain operational costs are continuous. Private wildlife rehabilitation centers in Colorado are not funded through state or federal government, so donations and grants are essential.
Food and veterinary supplies are our biggest and most important expense.
- cash donations for food and supplies
- dog food, cat food, and produce (apples, berries, and other fruit) for carnivores and omnivores
- meats – deer, elk, beef, chicken, and fish for carnivores and raptors
- alfalfa hay for deer and elk
- items from our Amazon wishlist
Utilities, Insurance, and Maintenance:
The Foundation must heat and power multiple buildings to keep the animals safe and healthy. A constantly increasing cost is insurance coverage for PSSWF. Additionally, if our volunteers are unable to handle a task internally, such as building/fixing pens or resolving building/utilities issues, contract labor must be hired to get the job done.
- cash donations towards utility, maintenance, or insurance costs
- donations of materials, such as gravel, concrete, lumber, and construction supplies
- volunteers skilled in concrete, carpentry, plumbing, or electrical
PSSWF operates as a team of volunteers, but maintains one paid staff person to assist with animal care, help manage special projects, and increase fundraising efforts. The Foundation cannot function without good volunteers! There are many ways to help. Please see our volunteer tab for more information!