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 on your resident animal’s enclosure
One year subscription to our annual newsletter
Subscription to our monthly e-newsletter
One hour complimentary onsite tour to you and your family, classroom, or group per year (must call to schedule)
10% discount on items in our gift shop
Chuckles the Red Fox: $750 Sponsorship
Einstein the Turkey Vulture: $500 Sponsorship
Ed or Penelope the Pelican: $750 Sponsorship
Chili the Barred Owl: $500 Sponsorship
Buddy the Screech Owl: sponsored by Brenda and Bryon.
Owlbert the Great Horned Owl: $1,000 Sponsorship
Kasper the Barn Owl: $1000 Sponsorship
Aspen the American Kestrel: Sponsored by Julie Whitmire
Hazel the Western Hognose: $100 Sponsorship
Sunny the Opossum: $500 Sponsorship
Hope: $1,000 Sponsorship
Spuds: $1,000 Sponsorship
Ozzy: Sponsored in Honor of Nicky
Apache the Coyote: $750 Sponsorship
Rizzo the Bobcat: $750 Sponsorship
Vixey the Red Fox: $750 Sponsorship
Dorian the Gray Fox: $750 Sponsorship
Utah the Silver Fox: $750 Sponsorship
Murray the Groundhog: $500 Sponsorship
Murray II the Groundhog: $500 Sponsorship
Luke the Red-tailed Hawk: $500 Sponsorship
Unnamed Red-shouldered Hawk: $500 Sponsorship
Unnamed Kestrel: $500 Sponsorship
Stevie the Great Horned Owl: Sponsored by Lee Ann Kaskutas
Heady the Barred Owl: $500 Sponsorship
Jack the Barred Owl: Sponsored by Matt Glenn
Leia the Screech Owl: Sponsored by Patrice Vaeth
BoBo-NoBo the Screech Owl: Sponsored by Michelle Camarena
Karrion: Sponsored by Eric Bloemker in honor of his sister Karen
Igor: $500 Sponsorship
Marty the Eastern Box Turtle: sponsored by Brenda and Bryon.
Slinky the Plains Garter Snake: $100 Sponsorship
ChicAANE the Blue Stripe Garter Snake: $100 Sponsorship
Bubbles the African Side-necked Turtle: sponsored in memory of Ashley Lamparter.
Tucker the Yellow Mud Turtle: $100 Sponsorship
Sandy the Axolotl: Sponsored by Mary Rotz in memory of Sandy Konopeiski
Pepper the Axolotl: Sponsored by Girls Scout Troop 819 of Edwardsville, IL
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.