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, June 29, 2013

Dusty, Buddy and Sissy finally released!

The overwinters were finally released last Sunday! A little later than planned due to weather issues and other logistical issues I will not bore you with. Sissy was the bravest and wasted no time heading out and on top of the pen. The boys were much shyer, but eventually followed!
Dusty being the bravest of the boys came out but just lingered by the exit. However, with a little coaxing from Sissy, he eventually took the big step of actually leaving the pen!

 Every time I have released here, not one has lingered long at the pen. Now that I want to get in there and scrub it down and get the rest of the babies outside, I can't get rid of them! LOL 
By Thursday, Buddy and Sissy were just popping in to say Hi and get a meal here and there. But Dusty here doesn't seem to want to leave. He is usually hanging around on or in the pen, depending on the weather! He's quite fond of following me around on my rounds through the woods too!

As you  may be able to see in the background of some of the pictures, we have a new  10x24 raccoon pen in the process of going up! Once that is finished we will have plenty of room for the hoards of babies that have flooded in.....but it's taking time as we have some WONDERFUL friends donating their time to build it, and it's a very busy time for everyone! Coordinating a time everyone can be here is tough, not to mention all the very crappy, rainy weather we have had so far! the meantime, as we wait for the chance to either finish the new pen or vacate and clean out the old pen, Romeo's group continues to run amok in the rehab room inside! On the up side.....listen to the glorious crunching sounds......the sounds of them eating puppy chow....(yes, solid food!) on a regular basis now! Ahhh the wonderful stage of being WEANED (for the most part)'s a big bonus for me!
 It gives me more time to sit and actually enjoy them a little more now, and Romeo (right) and Picasso are obviously pretty happy about that!


  1. Yu spoil them so and that is WONDERFUL!!!!...:)JP

  2. Hehehe...yes, I guess I do spoil them somewhat!