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.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

And then there were 19......

We have added 9 new kids to the gang here. First a call from Leominster for 5 orphaned kits. A kind woman and man came across a drunk man carrying around these 5 cuties in a shoebox. Luckily they realized it was not a good situation for the little ones and they intervened...taking the babies and bringing them to me. We have no idea the history behind them, but aside from a possible skin infection, 4 boys and 1 girl are doing great and eating like little piggies!

Shortly after those 5 came in, Brian at the Animal Rescue League put me in touch with a wonderful family in Dighton who had a raccoon removed from the barn, not realizing there might be babies involved. Lucky for the babies, one was a real loud mouth, alerting the family to the situation. A search up in the loft uncovered 3 babies, who were brought here safe and sound. Oops....but wait! Just to be sure, another thorough search of the loft was done the next day and surprise! A fourth baby was discovered. Many thanks to the family that went above and beyond to get the babies here, making 2 long trips and dealing with a flat tire on top of it! All 4 girls are doing great...even the last girl who was in the roughest shape! I'll get pics of them posted for you shortly!

Then we have the original gang of 10. Mason and Cinder are growing quickly and  are doing great with the 3 tiny babies, now named Garfield, Odie and Nermal! Despite the size difference they are wonderful combined together. They are all in the same room with the Fast Five, and it's like a free for all at feeding time when the FF are done and allowed to roam about the room and play while I feed the younger ones! As you can see, no one has a problem when one of the larger FF drops in for a visit with the smaller kids to say Hi!

The Fast Five are at that stage where they are holy terrors and get into EVERYTHING! It's no holds barred while they run about the room leaving nothing but mayhem in their wake, with me right behind trying to prevent them from getting into too much trouble! But they sure are cute so you're really going to enjoy these!!!


  1. I just LOVE this...your family is competing with that husband & wife with 18 (maybe 19) kids I think...:)JP

  2. BEST Pictures Ever!
    Man are they cute....