North East Wildlife Animal Rehabilitation Coalition is a 501(c)3, 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.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Raccoon roll call.

Our original gang, Star, Stripe, Glory and Francis  are doing great and growing like weeds. They have since been joined by the Tuft's 3, and they are all at that stage where they love to play!

The ARL brought in a little girl that was not reunited with it's mother from a tire shop, and the MSPCA brought another little girl that was found next to her dead mother in the road. Mom was most likely moving her when both were hit. She had some minor wounds and an injured leg, but has since made a full recovery. One found at a tire shop, one almost run over.....Pirelli and Michelin are totally adorable and fit in perfectly with the gang!

Another 4 became orphaned when their mom was also killed by a car. Younger than the rest of the gang, but bigger! These adorable giants, a girl and 3 boys, are Fee, Fi, Fo and Fum!

Four more! Only a couple of weeks old and in pretty bad shape when they were rescued by the Chelmsford ACO. Two litter-mates were already dead. There are 2 boys and 2 girls. One girl has a little corkscrew tail like a piglet. It is unknown what happened to mom. They are not out of the woods yet, but they are doing well and are filling in.....they no longer look like skeletons with prominent rib cages.

Another I picked up at work. A resident called because something had been banging on the basement door since the night before. When we opened the cellar door, this little guy was standing at the bottom of the stairs looking at us! He is the sweetest thing and came to me like I was his best friend! Definitely skinny and no idea what happened to his mom either, or how he ended up down there!

Last but not least, two more Townsend twins! Only not identical twins this time. One is much larger, quieter and reserved, the other is smaller and obnoxious! LOL Won't sit still for a second. They apparently fell from a third story house. There is nothing wrong with the smaller girl and the larger one only appears to have a rear leg issue. Doesn't appear broken and she is using it, but she's definitely favoring it.

20 and counting here, and 9 with Laurie.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Lots of new babies coming in!

We have added a few new additions around here! This very adorable little man was one of 4 that fell out of it's nest when the eaves of the roof gave way. Mom took off running with one and the rest were set up in a reuniting box in the hopes she would come back. The next morning, 2 more were gone and just little Francis was left. Brought him in, re-hydrated him, and set him up again for one more night.

Unfortunately mom did not come back for him, so he is all settled in here now! He's gorgeous! Very blond with dark points like a Siamese cat!

After his quarantine, he was thrilled to be able to join our original 3, Star, Stripe and Glory. They have grown like weeds, eyes are open and look nothing like the aliens they resembled 3 weeks ago! A little smaller and much darker than Francis, but one big happy family now.

Three new additions came in last night from Tuft's. Two girls and a boy. I believe they were just taken right out of an attic or chimney nest and brought to Tuft's after mom was chased off. Unknown from where so a reunite is not possible. Very sad, as there is probably a frantic mother out there who was doing a wonderful job with these 3. It would have been so simple to get rid of them while keeping the family intact. But at least these guys are safe and quite healthy.

In one fell swoop, 11 squirrels were brought in by the ARL! It appears a building was being torn down or renovated in Boston. Someone went through the building and took all the squirrel nests out, then left them at the ARL. Once again, very healthy babies taken away from their moms when there were other options. All are doing great, and we will be dividing and conquering them between us over the weekend! Mary has already picked up 2 to go in with a singleton she has that is about the same age. :)

I think my friend TeeGee is back! I didn't go outside to officially say Hi and check, because she was hanging out with some friends and I didn't want to scare them off....

....but there is only one turkey I know that makes a B-line for her favorite hang out under the bird feeders! The rest are too skittish to get so close.

Laurie has more raccoons and squirrels, and JoAnn has already gotten the first cottontails of the season. Things are officially in full swing!