I have been a volunteer for Bidwell Wildlife since 1974 and hold the CDFW permit in my name. I have worked with almost every species that we have received over the years. My favorites are foxes, fawns, opossums and barn owls!
I lost her home and all her wildlife enclosures and supplies in the 2018 Camp Fire. I have plans to rebuild aviaries and enclosures once my house has been completed. My current living arrangements only allow an incubator and neonates. I have managed a veterinary hospital and have a 30+ year working relationship with our veterinarian to ensure wilds are cared for properly and humanely.
Hi, my name is Jamie McDaniel. I am a wife, mother, and nana to three sweet grandsons, plus a full time realtor. As a new volunteer and board member with Bidwell Wildlife, I am honored to be a part of this organization and to volunteer alongside such wonderful humans who care about animals as much as I do.
I'm a huge advocate for education and continuing education. My goal is to learn everything I can about the wild animals that come into my care so I can not only do my very best for that animal, but also to be of assistance to other volunteers as well. When I'm not busy rehabbing baby squirrels, possums, cottontail bunnies, or other "little critters", I enjoy spending time with family, friends and enjoying just about anything the great outdoors has to offer. Cheers!
Hi! I've been a volunteer for Bidwell Wildlife Rehabilitation since 2018, and I've been on the BWR board since 2019. I'm also a volunteer and board member for Friends of the Chico Animal Shelter and Neighborhood Cat Advocates. I work full time for a local public utility, and when I'm not working you can usually find me with animals, trapping feral cats for spay/neuter, cleaning cages, scooping litter boxes, or out picking up litter.
I'm currently the mammal intake volunteer. My favorite critters are opossums. I usually has one or two foster dogs and kittens running around in addition to the mammals that I house while they are waiting to move on to another rehabber.
I was born and raised in Chico, though I did leave the area for a couple of years to attend grad school out of state. I returned to Chico in 2010 because I wanted to be back closer to family.
I have been volunteering with Bidwell Wildlife Rehabilitation for the past 3 years and absolutely enjoy getting to help the animals in need and be able to release them back to the life they are supposed to have out in the wild. I have a huge love for animals, all kinds of them! When I am not caring for cute little critters, I tend to still stay pretty busy. I am a single mom to an amazing son. I work full time as a mental health clinician, providing therapy to children throughout Butte County. And I am usually crafting, baking, traveling, or playing with my own cute critters - Susanna the dog, Caterpillar the cat, and Big Buns the rabbit.