In March 1978 issue of Women’s Day magazine, Cheryl Millham saw this photo of a woman holding a baby raccoon. The woman in the photo, Jinny Collins, is one of the founders of Wildlife Rescue, a wildlife rehabilitation organization in Los Altos, California. The article reported that Wildlife Rescue was preparing to hold a training seminar to teach local citizens how to care for orhpaned and injured wild birds and animals. So, Cheryl called Jinny and signed up for the class in April 1978.
Cheryl and Tom Millham, their daughter Connie and their friend B.J. headed to the training seminar. When they returned to South Lake Tahoe, they began contacting entities that would come in contact with orphaned and injured wildlife, informed them of their plan to raise and rehabilite these animals and asked for their help.
The rest is history. 31 years later, LTWC is still committed to raising, rehabilitating and releasing orphaned and injured wildlife. LTWC has cared for almost 20,000 critters and have released almost 13,000 back to the wild, a 64% release rate, a statistic we are very proud of.
Without the wonderful support of the hundreds of generous volunteers and donors who have worked with us over these last 30 years, LTWC’s work not be possible. Click here to learn how you can help.