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 14, 2011

The boat babies and more....

You would have had this update sooner, if not for Blogger screwing up after I spent what precious few minutes of free time I had to post it, then loosing it altogether....uugghhhh! Now that we're back up and running, lets try it again!

Thursday night a woman found this cutie pie wandering around and brought him in to the Animal Rescue League, who in turn brought this very sweet and adorable guy to me. I have since named him Soldier....after an epic battle to get him to take the bottle, and a valiant effort on his part.....this little soldier put up a great fight but was no match for a very determined me! He's about 8wks already so hopefully it won't be long before he's nibbling solids anyway.
On may way home from work Tuesday, I had to swing by and pick these little ones up. The boat that was their home was towed from Everett, and when the guys got out to gas up in Lexington they discovered the stowaways. I can only hope mom managed to run off with a baby first, knowing how frantic she will be having lost them all! 2 boys and 2 girls in excellent shape. They are the perfect size to join Lucky, Ducky, Pebbles and Porcelain after quarantine.

The revolving door of intakes continued Friday with 2 more deliveries.....1 little 6wk old boy from the Lexington ACO and 2 very mean boys about the same age from the Wellesley ACO.
The single boy acted all mean and nasty, but after one taste of refreshing pedialyte he's all love bug now. The other 2 are downright evil! LOL They have done nothing but try to kill me if I get too close....even after wrestling them into my lap and thoroughly enjoying their pedialyte! We had a little breakthrough today though. They are starting to realize the big scary monster is giving them yummy stuff to drink and I actually managed to get them to take a bottle without having them lunge and bite at me.....just a lot of warning snarls! But was a voluntary march into my lap to get it, I didn't have to scruff them and haul them out!......we'll be best buds in no time! (fingers crossed! LOL). Poor little guys are just is not an easy trip for most in the time between loosing mom and making it to rehab.
So I'm up to 15 coonies and 7 squirrels. (not counting River and her 4...I don't have to do anything but enjoy watching them!) Laurie has 3 coonies now and about 20 squirrels and I think JoAnn, Lisa and Mary probably have close to that many also. We're in the thick of it now!


  1. Oh my! Lucky, Ducky, Pebbles & Porcelain! How absolutely adorable...:)JP

  2. you have raccoon as pets! how fun it must be!

  3. Not exactly pets masterofboots....they are just in my care until they are old enough to be released back into the wild. :)'s always fun trying to come up with names for these guys! Some rehabbers don't like to "name" them, but for me it's much easier to identify and remember them by a name than a number....numbers don't stick in my head all that well! LOL