As hard as we, work, however, even the best wildlife rehabilitator cannot raise a young animal as well as its natural parents. The birds and mammals we release, after hand-rearing, go out into the world with a lack of education. We do our best to make sure they can feed themselves, care for themselves, protect themselves, but in truth, only their biological parents can do that with any real guarantee.
An update on our baby porcupine. Think good thoughts for the little guy!
The first little orphan of 2022 is this very young baby porcupine. He was found with his dead momma, who had been killed by a car. A kind Samaritan brought him to Wes, late in the evening of April 7th. The poor little guy is so young that his umbilical stump is still attached.
Kelly Martin has a couple of new patients today. Here are her photos and posts from Facebook (shared with permission).
We had a great Wildlife Alive Show at Blackthorne Resort. With most of our shows for 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19, being able to socially distance while teaching people about wildlife felt great!
As we shared on Facebook the other day, this young Bald Eagle was found in emaciated condition and with an injured wing by one of our good neighbors in Middleburgh. Thanks to the dedication of our volunteers, the Eagle is now at Cornell, undergoing treatment. Think good thoughts for this young bird, who is in … Continue reading Eagle News (and a happy ending)
Newest arrivals. Box full of trouble makers. Did you know every skunk is colored differently?
From Wes:Newest Arrivals. 3 baby Robins that should have never been disturbed. A starling and a mole. Baby opossums. Mom hit by car. The little Robins would have fledged (left the nest for good) within a short time, with a little patience. Instead, the nest was removed. Their chances of surviving in the wild have … Continue reading Arrivals on May 23rd
The creatures in need continue to come in. Please think about supporting our mission with a donation. Thank you to the many friends who have already helped. From Wes:Newest Arrivals. I red squirrel vs car. One fawn that really lost her mother.. Orphaned fawnOrphaned fawnClipped by a car; red squirrelAnother picture of the porcupine baby … Continue reading May 22nd Patients
Northern Cardinals are one of America's most beautiful birds. This lovely fellow was clipped by a car on a local road, and brought to the center by an angel who stopped her car to help him. Wish him luck!
We've had quite an inflow of patients in the last couple of days. If you would like to help, please click the Donate button on this page. If you prefer to send a check as a donation, that can go to New York Wildlife Rescue Center, PO Box 410, Middleburgh, NY 12122. From May 19th: … Continue reading New Arrivals, May 19th & 20th