To help drum up donations, Toronto's only wildlife centre is releasing x-ray images of its patients.
If an animal is injured in the wild, it dies. But if an animal is injured in Toronto, it stands a pretty decent chance of being brought to the Toronto Wildlife Centre, fitted with an adorable miniature anesthesia mask, and given whatever treatment is necessary to get it back on its feet.
The TWC is the only organization of its kind in the GTA, as anyone who has ever tried to rescue a wild animal in Toronto probably already knows.
Except recently, the TWC has been having issues with the X-ray machine it uses to diagnose problems in its patients. The situation is apparently dire enough to warrant emergency fundraising measures. An Indiegogo campaign to raise $24,750 towards buying a new machine has 25 days left to go. You can donate here, if you want.
To promote the fundraising campaign, the TWC has been releasing images of wildlife X-rays, and a lot of them are really fascinating (if sort of morbid). Click through the image gallery for a look at some of them.
More images are available on the TWC’s Tumblr.
Images courtesy of the Toronto Wildlife Centre.