NEW ARC

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.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!

From our gang to yours!! 


Including our newest little member, Tiny! She's having a very Merry Christmas for the first time in her life. I'll tell ya her story later....
In the meantime....our annual Christmas Brunch was awesome as usual!






Hope Santa is good to everyone. Thank you all for your continued support!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The babies are in the big pen!

Well, I think it goes without saying that once the 3 little kids got moved into the big pen, there was no holding them back! I wanted to wait until Dusty was a little bit bigger before moving them over there. 10 feet high with lots of trees and new nooks and crannies to explore! Woohooo!
Today we are having our annual Christmas Brunch so I'm up early to finish getting everything ready to bring over to Mary's. Everyone enjoy this relaxing Sunday....and the cute pics of the kids having fun!
















Monday, December 10, 2012

Get your calendar.....they're here!

 I am reminded that I forgot to mention that this years calendars are here! Get 'em while they last. They are $20 and nice, thick cardboard stock. If you are interested just use the paypal donation button to the right. When you get to the review your donation section, there is a spot to add special instructions to the seller. Just make sure you indicate how many calendars you want and your address so we know where to mail it! Any questions don't hesitate to ask....you can also email me at rascalrescue@comcast.net. Thank you all for your continued support and enjoy the pictures of just a few of the lucky critters to come though our doors this year! It's not all raccoons this year though! We figured we should share all the critters we help.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Neighbors.

Thanks to the wireless surveillance system I got a couple months back, I'm getting a much better look at the furry neighbors I share my little patch of woods with....and it's great! This camera allows me to get much better video.
Look at this handsome fella! He was a beauty and apparently wanted his 15 minutes of fame. My only concern is that his front leg is obviously injured, based on the way he hobbles on it. I did not see any visible blood, wounds or compound fractures when he literally held it there in front of the camera as if for me to examine! I can only hope it is not broken, and that he will get by all right out there!
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Luckily he wasn't here when these 3 showed up! They may have taken advantage of his predicament, and may still do that if they encounter him in the area. I'm very happy to see my coyote family appears to be thriving! Absolutely gorgeous!
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It's not often I see this little fella around. This grey fox is in beautiful shape. The little coonie on the left actually chased him off a couple of times, but eventually decided to be nice and let it sneak a quick meal. This is a good example of just how small a grey fox is. I think the coonie on the right is actually bigger!
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Finally, to my total delight, the reds!!!!! Hooray....they are not all gone, and they look absolutely beautiful to boot! No mange on these guys. I feared for the fox and the coyotes after the mange they were battling a while back, but it appears it was not widespread. Maybe the baited mice helped with that.
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As usual, the coonies are always out there. An occasional rat or possum makes an appearance and I haven't seen much of the skunks lately. I've only got the one camera set up right now, but eventually, I hope to get some set up by the pens. Then when they are full of babies, what a show we will see!
 For now, it's good to see the habitat, and those sharing it with me, appear to be healthy and well!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Goodbye Boo Boo.

 
I know we basically focus on wildlife here, but please indulge me while I say goodbye to a faithful friend. November 7th, my number 1 boy lost his fight with cancer and I had to let him go.
Rest in peace Boo Boo, you are greatly missed by the pack! Have fun playing with Yogi, Snickers and Ben!

"Don't cry because its over - smile because it happened."
-Dr. Seuss

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dusty has playmates at last!

The last of Laurie's lovely possies were released here a while back. Usually they just keep trucking on and don't hang around, but I have to say I am still running into these little guys out there to this day. It's good to know they are doing well, even if one seems to be hell bent on killing me! I've narrowly missed falling on my ass going down my back steps. I find myself relying on some pretty creative evasive maneuvers to avoid stepping on one lingering at the bottom of the staircase! Oh yeah, that's a face plant waiting to happen!




And finally! The moment we....and Dusty...have all been waiting for! Friends!! I picked up this brother, sister team from Urban Wildlife Rehabilitation in Springfield. They have settled in wonderfully, and Dusty is THRILLED to have playmates!!! It didn't take long at all for all 3 to become fast friends. It's the cutest thing to see them all curled up in the hammock together. Brother and sister are taking good care of their new little brother, despite the fact that he is smaller, and they keep each other nice and toasty and warm all piled up in the den box together now that it is getting colder out.
Thanks Dee, Tom and Kathy......don't worry, we'll take good care of them!