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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The first release!

Well 11 of the gang are on their way! The ARL 5, the 4 fosters, Chanel #5 and one of the Fast 5 were released this past Sunday. Although the cage is there and set up, we only put them in their initially to let them get acquainted where the den boxes were in case they needed them. The door was left wide open and once they inspected all the den boxes.....they wasted no time venturing out!

As usual it was tons of fun watching them climb and play until they all eventually ventured deeper into the woods.
Gimpy, Fitchy and 4 of the Fast 5 have a little more breathing room in their pen now!
On a darker note...Monday night I discovered Scritch huddled on one of the den boxes, not doing well at all. We have no idea what is wrong with her, however it appears she may have fallen and has severe head trauma. She is very neurologic, with nystagmus and seizures. I can not find any wounds or injuries and to be honest feel pretty helpless. All I can do is give her supportive care and hope for improvement soon, or I may have to make a decision I dread making. Fluids and prednisone and really hoping the symptoms are due to a concussion......and that they improve! The rest of the gang are perfectly all just points to head trauma.

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