By the time most animals are able to be caught and brought into rehab for help, they are so sick or emaciated that their chances for survival are often slim. In the wild, if you look sick you become someone’s lunch, so wild animals do their best to avoid humans and avoid capture, until they are simply too weak to flee. We do our best to minimize stress in treatment and care. Your donations enable us to purchase better equipment, better facilities and more veterinary assistance, ever improving our success rate at healing these deserving animals and getting them back into the wild, where they belong.
Some animals die while in our care. For those that live, but are determined to be non-releasable due to their injuries, we have to make a tough choice. If they can live life without pain, and have the right temperament, they are given the chance to become part of our education programs as Animal Ambassadors. Unfortunately, some do not do well in captivity or do not travel well, so humane euthanasia is the kindest thing we can do for them.
The tallies below are “unofficial” & as of 2016 no longer include invasive species (i.e. Eur. Starlings, House sparrows, Collared doves).
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