This albino Saw-whet owl, Tika, was born without eyes and is now under the care of the good folks at O.W.L.. If you’re not familiar, the Orphaned WildLife Rehabilitation Society is a non-profit who rescue, rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned raptors – owls, eagles, hawks and falcons. They’ve got 48 non-releasable birds who they call “permanent residents” at their facility, and some of them are brought to events (like this one) and schools to help educate the public.
On October 21st they’re holding their second annual Raptor Rendezvous fundraiser at the Quilchena Golf and Country Club. There’ll be a cocktail hour with a meet-n-greet (where you can hang out with Tika and other rescued raptors), a gala dinner and auction with items from the likes of Cypress Mountain, Westjet, and S.P.U.D..