NEW ARC

North East Wildlife Animal Rescue Coalition is a non-profit organization. We are a group of licensed wildlife rehabilitators, and these are the tales of the injured and orphaned animals we care for until they are able to be released back into the wild.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The boy's club.

Little Tyson here came in with his umbilical cord still attached. He had a rough start, but is doing well so far. He has graduated from a feeding tube to a bottle and everything is going in and coming out the way it should be! Yippeeeeee! 
Did I mention he is the most adorable thing ever?! :)
Three babies came in as the result of a hideous pest control company that didn't do it's job humanely or correctly!! Dennis the Mennis is the company, and they removed mom and didn't bother checking for babies. You can't tell me they didn't know better! Anyway, they were frozen and barely moving or able to cry when they came in. Luckily after warming up they began to improve, and all 3 are doing great. All boys......
The original 4 boys are doing great. The 2 MSPCA babies are starting to open their eyes and are now cuddled up with Ricky and Mickey.
 Ricky is the little blond guy top left, Mickey the dark one top right and the 2 MSPCA boys are piled on top of each other.
One more little one was brought in by the ARL....at last a girl!! She's very young and close in size to Tyson so he's going to have a friend soon! She was another one left behind after mom was reunited with the rest.

The squirrels continue to trickle in also. No less testosterone there either! Thanks to the last group of 4 that came in, we now have 2 girls! 2 girls out of 12, LOL!
 They are all pretty darn cute too!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

And we're off.....

As of this past weekend, there has been an explosion of intakes! We went from 0 to 60 in no time. Among them, a lot of very young bunnies! Here are just 5 of many, only days old.

I can't even count how many squirrels came in, all different sizes and ages. I only ended up with 6 approximately 5 week old babies. Five of these were rescued by the ARL from a tree in Newton after the wonderful homeowners found mom dead and discovered what she left behind! Luckily for the babies, they got them the help they needed, and they are all doing great! Another single around the same age came in from Tuft's and has joined them.
 

A lot more have been spread out between Laurie, Lisa, Mary and JoAnn!
And wow! Look at how big JoAnn's original little pinkies are now!
 
 
Ricky the raccoon is doing awesome and has been joined by a new friend, Mickey.
 

 Mickey's mom was evicted from an attic and the entrance was closed before it was discovered she had babies in there. They were set up in a reuniting box and mom claimed 3 of the 4. None the worse for wear, he came to us in great shape and is doing fine and he's just the companion Ricky needed.

Two more boys came in from the MSPCA yesterday and will be able to join Ricky and Mickey after a quarantine.
 
 Looks like it's going to be boy town around here. So far 9 boys and 1 girl among the squirrels and raccoons here!

I'm also happy to report Munchkins eye is about 90% better! It looks great and is functioning like it should be! Whew!
 
 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Fisher update!

Thank you Sam for some new pictures of the baby fishers! They look great and are growing like weeds, wow! They are doing awesome and she will try to send weekly photos so we can see them grow! Thanks again Sam, they couldn't be in better hands! Oh, and how cute are they!?





Sunday, April 6, 2014

The first baby raccoon!

The first baby raccoon has arrived! Mom fell through the ceiling of a business. They got her outside and fixed the holes. Mom managed to get all but one baby out before the holes were sealed. Luckily someone heard this little guy in the wall and they cut him out. Ricky is safe and sound with Laurie and doing great!


Another possie that needed a lift!


My girl Belle has been making herself at home here lately. Unfortunately, it's in one of the empty squirrel pens! Do not even ask me how she manages to squeeze in that little hole.....but she does! So for now, the squirrel pen is a temporary raccoon pen. She isn't holing up in there permanently right now. She has taken up residence approximately 4 times in the last couple weeks, and I'm not sure if it's because she is in need a new or temporary home for some reason, but she's my girl and if she needs it, she's got it! When I'm sure she doesn't need it anymore, I'll have to burn the heck out of it with the flamethrower to disinfect it and make it squirrel ready again.
A bit of a pain in the butt.....but my Belle is worth it! One of my girls from my very first group of 10 released out here in 2006. She's been through a lot loosing some babies, and she's helped a lot adopting others from us, and she always knows I'll be here to look out for her when she needs it!



I had some fears last year that something may have happened to Hissy. After the babies were born I stopped seeing him. I'm afraid my fears have been realized. The Missus came in for a visit last week and that is not Hissy she is with. He has been a fixture out here since I moved here in 2005! All the fowl out here are not friendly and fear humans as they should, they are not like those used to being fed by people at popular ponds. He and the Missus weren't people friendly either, but for some reason he decided to be my friend (she would follow a little more hesitant), and would always come when I called while out on the pond. They are the only 2 that would ever come near me. I will miss my buddy! I'm happy to see the Missus is not alone though.


Funny thing...as one door closes, another opens. For the past week I've gone out to check on the Missus and her new beau. Without Hissy, they don't exactly come when called though. But suddenly, I have another pair that literally comes when I call....looks like a new friendship blooms.