The Guardian 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
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.
Topaz: Sponsored by Judie and Crew
Leia the Screech Owl: Sponsor, Patrice Vaeth. Amaretto the Screech Owl: $250 Sponsorship
Jack: Sponsored in memory of James Tarter. Chili: Sponsored by Elaine English Grove. Heady: $500 Sponsorship Marcy: Sponsorship $500 Victor: Sponsored by Victoria Vernau.
Howie the Great Horned Owl: Sponsor, Lee Ann Kaskutas Owlbert the Great Horned Owl: Sponsored in Memorial to Lee Ann Matzen Cole the Great Horned Owl: Sponsored by Elaine English Grove.
Maorga: $500 for sponsorship. Lief: $500 for sponsorship. Cessna is sponsored in Honor of Peyton Watsek. Billy is sponsored by Judie & Crew.
Mac: Sponsored by Gary Surgeon. Hope: Sponsored by Gary Surgeon. Spuds: Sponsored by Gary Surgeon. Ozzy: Sponsorship $1,000. Emrys the Bald Eagle: Sponsored by Phillips 66 Wood Refinery Skye: Sponsored by Gary Surgeon in memory of long time volunteers Mel & Shirley McCann.
Bandit the Osprey: Sponsored is $750.
Hershey the Red-tailed Hawk: $500 Sponsorship. Luke the Red-tailed Hawk: Sponsored in Memory of Josh Clayton-Felt Cirrus the Red-tailed Hawk: $500 sponsorship. Socks the Rough-legged Hawk: $500 Sponsorship Huey the Coopers Hawk: $350 Sponsorship
Einstein the Turkey Vulture: $500 Sponsorship. Issac Newton: Sponsor, Col. Stephen Miller (Ret) Karrion: Lifetime Guardianship by Eric Bloemker in honor of his sister Karen Igor: $500 Sponsorship Luther: Lifetime Guardianship in honor of Luther Disher.
Ed the Pelican: $750 Sponsorship Penelope the Pelican: $750 Sponsorship
Ingram, the American Crow: Sponsorship $200
Zuni is sponsored by Trinity's Way in honor of Trinity Marie Buel. Apache is sponsored by Trinity's Way in honor of Trinity Marie Buel.
Fagin the Red Fox: $750 Sponsorship Dorian the Gray Fox: $750 Sponsorship Moxie the Silver Fox: $750 Sponsorship Utah the Silver Fox: $750 Sponsorship
Rizzo the Bobcat: sponsored by Justin Hopkins II Nyx the Bobcat is sponsored by Toni N. Brown.
Louise: Sponsor, Michelle Camarena in honor of her Mother. Unnamed Opossum: is sponsored by TreeHouse Friends. Maddie: $200 Sponsorship Unnamed Groundhog: $200 Sponsorship
Houdini the Eastern Box Turtle is sponsored in name of Bryer. Marty the Eastern Box Turtle is sponsored by Geoffrey & Katherine Ralston. Genevieve the Three-toed Box Turtle is sponsored in Memory of Genevieve and Charles Hoffman. Bubbles the African Side-necked Turtle: $100 Sponsorship. Tucker the Yellow Mud Turtle: $100 Sponsorship Stanley sponsorship $100. Van Gogh the Painted Turtle is sponsored in name of Rowan.
Noodle the California King Snake: Sponsored by Geoffrey and Katherine Ralston Hazel the Western Hognose; $100 sponsorship.