2020 Annual T-shirt Fundraiser

Now through November 30

Get an awesome Wildlife Rescue League t-shirt for yourself, friends and family!

Wildlife Rescue league is a nonprofit dedicated to providing care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife with the intent of releasing them back into their native habitat. It takes the help of many dedicated WRL volunteers to staff WRL’s Helpline, to locate transporters for animals and to find rehabilitators to care for the animals. WRL is supported entirely by donations from the public.

The funds raised during this T-shirt campaign will go directly to buying food, medicine and supplies for local rehabilitators helping Virginia’s native wildlife.

Why Raccoons?

For Wildlife Rescue League’s fourth annual T-shirt fundraiser, the focus is on the raccoon, in honor of Jenna Such, a long-time raccoon rehabilitator who passed away this year.

These intriguing animals are nature’s bandits! These are cute but dangerously smart creatures will make you go “aww” while stealing your food.

Raccoons are often most visible during the fall because it is the season that triggers their search for warm dens.

Most active during the early evening and at night, the raccoon travels widely over its home territory in search of food. By day, raccoons den in hollow trees, rock crevices, other animal nests, or burrows, and, in mild weather, they often find protected resting spots on the ground. Where raccoons have adjusted to living in areas populated by people, they frequently den in attics, chimneys, and culverts.

Contrary to common opinion, raccoons don’t wash their food in order to clean it. Instead, they dabble their food in water because they’re accustomed to foraging for aquatic animals and because it “feels good” on their highly sensitive hands.

Fun facts about raccoons

  • Their famous black masks do more than make them look like adorable outlaws — they also help them see clearly.
  • A raccoon named Rebecca lived in the White House with Calvin Coolidge for part of his presidency.
  • Raccoons are resourceful problem-solvers. Give them a puzzle and, as long as there’s food involved, they’ll find a way to solve it.
  • Raccoons have some of the most dexterous hands in nature. The English word raccoon comes from the Powhatan word aroughcun, which means “animal that scratches with its hands.”
  • Compared with most mammals, raccoons have four to five times more sensory cells in their paws. They can get an image of what an object is without even looking at it, so the raccoons actually see with their hands

How it works

GET INVOLVED

Step 1

Order your shirt on Custom Ink website

Step 2

Your shirt will be shipped to you once the fundraiser is over

Step 3

All profits will go to WRL 

You can also make a direct donation to WRL on the t-shirt fundraiser website

Wildlife Rescue League - Viriginia
Wildlife Helpline 703-440-0800
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