Kentucky State Fair August 16-26 2018, from 9 am - 9 pm
The 2018 Kentucky State Fair is just around the corner! Fair-goers enjoy the agricultural exhibits, concerts and rides, but many make their first visit the Raptor Rehabilitation booth in the South Wing C. As usual, we will bring different LIVE RAPTORS each day for you to see and learn about. Our Bald Eagle Spirit will be there on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The State Fair is our biggest fund raiser of the year, and we will have beautiful t-shirts, hats, books, jewelry and other raptor merchandise that you can receive as a premium for your donation. Last year we admitted a record 381 sick, injured and orphaned raptors. In the summer, we spend $5,000 PER MONTH on food alone for our birds. We always need more volunteers and will be happy to explain what is involved in volunteering with RROKI. You can sign up for an orientation session in September. See you soon!
Use Your Kroger Plus Card to Support Raptor Rehab
Supporting RROKI has never been easier. Just shop at Kroger and scan your Kroger Plus Card! Here's how to enroll: 1. Visit www.kroger.com/communityrewards 2. Scroll down to find your location and click "enroll now" 3. Sign in to your online account, or create an account 4. Find RROKI with our number 11323, or search for "raptor rehab", and click SAVE You'll start earning rewards for Raptor Rehab right away on qualifying purchases made using your Kroger Plus Card! Remember, you will need to re-enroll every August. Thanks for your support!
Help Protect Our Birds of Prey
Our work started in the 1980's with a group of dedicated volunteers. RROKI became incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1990. We are an all volunteer group dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned birds of prey. We rely solely on the dedication of volunteers and the generosity of our supporters.
We take in between 250-300 sick, injured and orphaned raptors every year, and release over 60% back into the wild. We count on the public to help get injured birds to us. The birds may have been hit by cars, flown into windows, or gotten caught in barbed wire fences. Although protected by state and federal laws, we still receive raptors who have been shot and poisoned. The saddest cases are those young birds who have been "saved" by people and are now imprinted - they think they are people. Those unfortunate imprints cannot be released back into the wild although there is nothing physically wrong with them. They have a mental problem and don't know how to act like birds.
If you find an injured raptor, please call us at 502-491-1939 and leave a message if we can't get to the phone right away.
Rescue Line: 502-491-1939
Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc. P.O. Box 206186 Louisville, KY 40250-6186
Rescue Line: 502-491-1939 Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc. P.O. Box 206186 Louisville, KY 40250-6186 email: firstname.lastname@example.org