Rising to the challenge
October 20, 2020
Steve Turnbull
Staff - Annette Ahlmann and Dana Franzen-Klein with masks and shields

Dr. Ahlmann and Dr. Franzen-Klein in our clinic

The difficulties of COVID-19 are everywhere. One of our dedicated teams rose to meet these challenges while fulfilling our mission of rehabilitation, education, and research. Perhaps the biggest initial challenge was suspending our volunteer program. Our incredible volunteers support our day-to-day operations in every way, but even remotely they were eager to help TRC whenever possible. Thankfully, in time we were able to allow small teams back onsite, and we are so happy to see their friendly, smiling (we assume, under the masks) faces again!

Volunteer Nicole Szajner cleaning crates
Volunteer Nicole Szajner cleaning crates

To keep our teams and the community safe, we have kept our doors closed to the public. However, behind the scenes we have been developing engaging ways to bring TRC to you, whether at your location or through exciting new virtual programs, as you’ll learn elsewhere in this issue. 

What hasn't changed throughout this pandemic is the top-notch quality of care for injured and ill raptors. Wild raptors didn’t stop needing help because of COVID, and we are on track to have more patients through our clinic this year than the previous year!