Two of our June 13ths rescues were a baby Cottontail and a baby Chickadee. Both appear to have been caught by cats. We will fight for them, and do our best to heal them, so they can return to the lives they were meant to live.
This Painted Turtle was found, as many are, injured in the road, and brought for treatment to NYWRC. It's very common in our area to find turtles trying to get from one side of the road to the other, as they follow their territorial water and feeding sources. If you see one, please try hard to avoid it; they're peaceful souls and deserve a break (and a brake).
Friday the 9th of June was a day of non-stop rescue. Wes posted on Facebook about the animals that came in (and went out, as two successful releases).
This lovely bird is a Northern Flicker. It was found injured in the road by our friend Helen Powers, who was taking a walk along state land in Cobleskill at the time.
This adorable baby Wood Duck was found in Delaware County, and brought by a caring rescuer to New York Wildlife Rescue Center today. The person had searched for the mother and the rest of the brood to no avail, and finally ascertained that the baby truly did need help.
We at New York Wildlife Rescue have a few special thank-yous to express today, for help received from our volunteers in the past few days! To our newest licensed rehabbers, Tyler Schmidt, Hannah Laraway, and Sarah Moffatt, thank you for all your help with the new babies, and especially that baby fawn!
These little skunks came in on Monday to NYWRC. Wes loves rehabbing skunks, and has a great success rate in releasing them happily back into the wild.
On Sunday the 28th, we had another little English Sparrow arrive from Albany, and from Rotterdam, 7 baby Cottontail Rabbits. Although this was a unique situation, and these babies did require rescuing, rabbits are one of the species that are often "rescued" unnecessarily.
This gorgeous young Red-tailed Hawk came in on Wednesday May 24th. It had collided with a car and appears to have a broken shoulder. Our dear friend and supporting wildlife vet, Dr Joan Puritz of Oneonta Veterinary Hospital will take good care of this lovely bird for us.
Our patient of the day for May 23rd was this little American Red Squirrel. The Red Squirrel is one of several species of tree-dwelling (arboreal) squirrels in North America. It's much smaller than the Gray Squirrel, though very bold and territorial.