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.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year everyone!

Here's hoping everyone has a very safe and happy New Year!

Here's to the 87 animals that found refuge here this year....with equally high numbers from the rest of the ladies! It was a bumpy ride, but looking back on it was oh sooooo worth it!! (I've got a few coonies here that I think will agree too! :) )

I am an animal rescuer.
I will never bring about world peace. I will not save the rain forest.
I'm not a brain surgeon and I'll never transplant an organ to save a life.
I don't have the ear of a powerful politician or world power.
I can't end world hunger.
I'm not a celebrity, and God knows I'm not glamorous!
I'm not looked up to by millions around the world. Very few people even recognize my name.
I'll never win the Nobel Prize.
I'll never save the rain forest or end global warming.
There are a lot of things that I'll never do or become.
But today I saved an animal!
It was a small, scared, bundle of flesh and bones.
I gave it a home.
It now has contentment and an abundance of love. A warm place to sleep and plenty to eat.
No, I'm not a rocket scientist but today I saved one of God's precious creatures. Today, I made a difference!
I Am An Animal Rescuer.
My job is to assist God's creatures. I was born with the need to fulfill their needs. I take in new family members without plan, thought or selection. I have bought dog food with my last dime. I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand. I have hugged someone vicious and afraid. I have fallen in love a thousand times and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body.
I have Animal Friends and friends who have Animal Friends. I don't often use the word "pet." I notice those lost at the road side and my heart aches. I will hand raise a field mouse and make friends with a vulture. I know of no creature unworthy of my time.
I want to live forever if there aren't animals in Heaven but I believe there are!
Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind?
We may be master of the animals, but the animals have mastered themselves. Something people still haven't learned.
War and abuse make me hurt for the world but a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for humankind.
We are a quiet but determined army and making a difference every day.
There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan. Nothing more rewarding than saving a life. No higher recognition than watching them thrive. There is no greater joy than seeing a baby play who only days ago, was too weak to eat.
I am an Animal Rescuer.
My work is never done. My home is never quiet. My wallet is always empty, but my heart is always full.
In the game of life, I have already won!
~ Annette Kincker ~
(edited slightly by me!)

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