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, 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!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

After the storms....

OK folks! The calendars are in and they look great! They are $20 and just use the paypal button to the right. Make sure your address is included so we know where to send it!

Well Hurricane Sandy is gone, but not forgotten by any means! A lot of trees down around here! Dad has been keeping busy with his sturdy chain saw, clearing them out and getting the big pine off the now mangled raccoon pen. At least most of them will be put to good use. Many will be cut into appropriate sizes to re-decorate the pens. I can usually rely on fallen trees every year to furnish the pens, which is great since I don't like to cut down live, healthy ones to put in there.

This little one caught a lucky break. Well, to be honest, I don't think it considered itself lucky! I was holed up in the bedroom riding out the storm when I heard an excessive amount of squeaking  from the floor. Low and behold this little one was stumbling across the floor....apparently a kidnap victim that somehow managed to escape the clutches of his evil captors (aka Cruiser & Rookie, 2 of my cats) before they could murder him! He was a little soggy and disoriented, so I scooped him up and gave him a safe place to hopefully recover. I'm happy to say he's doing great and once the nor'easter that has brought a lot of snow, wind and frigid temps has passed, I'll be sending him on his way out there!
Thanks to Dee and Tom and Kathy at Urban Wildlife Rehabilitation, Dusty now has a couple of friends. He is totally thrilled to have someone to wrestle with!! I'll get some pics this weekend to share!