The Guardianship Program

The care and treatment of animals is our first priority. Release back into the wild is our goal. We have several veterinarians and volunteers that graciously donate their services, but cost of rescue, rehabilitation, and release of wildlife is still significant. The Guardian Program allows donors to exclusively sponsor a resident animal for one year renewable. Supporting a resident animal’s food and care allows TreeHouse to allocate other funds toward animals receiving rehabilitative care.

 

Our resident animals help us serve the community through environmental education. All of the TreeHouse resident animals serve an important purpose. Some of them are outreach and education animals for events and programs while others serve as foster parents to orphaned wildlife that come through our rehabilitation program. Several help educate guests to TreeHouse by viewing them up close in the comfort of their enclosures. All of the resident animals at TreeHouse have a unique story and are here because they are unreleaseable. Interested in sponsoring a resident? Scroll over the pictures below for pricing and visit our Resident Animals page for information on specific residents.

Enclosure sponsorship also available for individuals or corporations. 

Signing up to be a TreeHouse Guardian comes with several unique benefits:

  • Sole sponsorship of the animal of your choice for one year (naming rights included if unnamed, initial animal choice on first come first serve basis)

  • Certificate of Adoption

  • Natural history and life history of your resident animal

  • 5x7 color photograph of your animal

  • Your name as a guardian on a visible plaque located in our outdoor billboard system.

  • One year subscription to our annual newsletter

  • Subscription to our monthly e-newsletter

Read our residents' stories here and choose the animal ambassador for you, your family, or group. 

Some of the best TreeHouse Guardians are classrooms and scout troops. In addition to learning about animals, children also learn the benefits of giving, since every dollar goes directly to the care and feeding of the animals. For more information, call the center at (618) 466-2990.

Not interested in becoming a Guardian but have a favorite animal?  Donate in their name.  Donate $20 or more and you will receive our newsletter at the end of the year.  Make sure to add a note to let us know who you are donating for and make sure to add your address if you would like a newsletter.

Barn & Short-eared Owls
Barn & Short-eared Owls

Kasper: $500 Sponsorship Topaz: Sponsored by Judie and Crew

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Screech Owls
Screech Owls

BoBo-NoBo the Screech Owl: Sponsor, Michelle Camarena Leia the Screech Owl: Sponsor, Patrice Vaeth. Amaretto the Screech Owl: Sponsor, Samuel White Josephine Gay: Sponsored by the Nall Family.

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Barred Owls
Barred Owls

Jack: Sponsor, Matt Glenn Chili: $500 Sponsorship Heady: $500 Marcy: Sponsored in memory of Marcy Ann Thomson Victor: Sponsored by Victoria Vernau.

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Great Horned Owls
Great Horned Owls

Howie the Great Horned Owl: Sponsor, Lee Ann Kaskutas Stevie the Great Horned Owl: Sponsor, Lee Ann Kaskutas Owlbert the Great Horned Owl: $750 Sponsorship Cole the Great Horned Owl: $750 Sponsorship

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Falcons
Falcons

Maorga: Sponsor, Mary Morrison.

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Bald Eagles
Bald Eagles

Mac: $1,000 Sponsorship Hope: $1,000 Sponsorship Spuds: $1,000 Sponsorship Ozzy: Sponsored by Brooke Aldridge. Emrys the Bald Eagle: Sponsored by Phillips 66 Wood Refinery Skye: Sponsored by Gary Surgeon in memory of long time volunteers Mel & Shirley McCann.

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Osprey
Osprey

Bandit the Osprey: Sponsored by K.A.E.

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Hawks
Hawks

Hershey the Red-tailed Hawk: Sponsored by Christine Casten in memory of Lee Casten Luke the Red-tailed Hawk: $500 Sponsorship Julien the Red-shouldered Hawk: Sponsor, Stewart Kinney Cirrus the Red-tailed Hawk: Sponsor, Susan Rollins. Socks the Rough-legged Hawk: $500 Sponsorship Huey the Coopers Hawk: Sponsor Sheila & Ernie A.

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Turkey Vultures
Turkey Vultures

Einstein the Turkey Vulture: Sponsor, Ivan Vining Issac Newton: Sponsor, Col. Stephen Miller (Ret) Karrion: Sponsor, Eric Bloemker in honor of his sister Karen Igor: $500 Sponsorship Unnammed: $500 Sponsorship

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Waterfowl
Waterfowl

Ed or Penelope the Pelican: $750 Sponsorship

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Crows
Crows

Ingram, the American Crow: Sponsor, Morrison's Irish Pub

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Coyotes
Coyotes

Zuni is sponsored by Trinity'y Way in honor of Trinity Marie Buel. Apache is sponsored by Trinity'y Way in honor of Trinity Marie Buel.

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Foxes
Foxes

Vixey the Red Fox: Sponsored by Cindy Tampon Dorian the Gray Fox: $750 Sponsorship Moxie the Silver Fox: $750 Sponsorship Utah the Silver Fox: $750 Sponsorship

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Bobcats
Bobcats

Rizzo the Bobcat: $750 Sponsorship Nyx the Bobcat: $750 Sponsorship

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Opossums & Groundhogs
Opossums & Groundhogs

Silverpelt: Sponsor, Rachael Fry Murray the Groundhog: $200 Sponsorship Maddie: $200 Sponsorship

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Turtles
Turtles

Houdini the Eastern Box Turtle: $100 Sponsorship Marty the Eastern Box Turtle: $100 Sponsorship. Bubbles the African Side-necked Turtle: $100 Sponsorship. Tucker the Yellow Mud Turtle: $100 Sponsorship Stanley the Red-eared Slider: Stanley is sponsored by Veronica, Olivia & Levi Dawdy. Van Gog the Painted Turtle: $100 Sponsorship

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Amphibians
Amphibians

Sandy the Axolotl: Sponsor, Mary Rotz in memory of Sandy Konopeiski Pepper the Axolotl: $100 Sponsorship Trio of Green Tree Frogs: $100 Sponsorship

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Snakes
Snakes

Slinky the Plains Garter Snake: $100 Sponsorship Noodle the California King Snake: $100 Sponsorship Hazel the Western Hognose: Guardian - Sophia Ward

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