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.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Baby season still going strong!

Some of the new guests that have been keeping us very  busy in the last couple of weeks!
This adorable little girl was found stuck upside down inside the walls at National Grid. Thanks to the crew over there that realized something was wrong and cut open the wall to get her out, or it would have been a horrible end for her. She's doing great, and being only about 8weeks old, she will obviously be spending the winter.




 The second round of squirrel babies has begun to flood in. We are all in round the clock feeding mode again! All different ages and conditions, we've been juggling them around amongst us to get them in groups of similar ages.




The ARL got these adorable rats to us. Apparently they had been discovered and people were stomping on them to kill them. A homeless man managed to save these 2, then called the ARL to rescue them. They are now in JoAnn's very capable hands. She's awesome with critters this tiny. They were only 14 grams! Yikes!




Occasional baby possums are still trickling in here and there. This adorable little one was the lone survivor after the family was hit by a car and has joined Laurie and her possie's.


Baby buns are still trickling in also, and as usual, they end up in JoAnn's care! She's the bunny queen!
Baby season is still in full swing here!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Good bye Bitty.

I am so saddened to report the loss our little Itty Bitty on Friday. I found him dead in the pen. We knew there was a chance he wouldn't survive, but it was a shock anyway. He was perfectly playful and fine the day before, and aside from his development, acted just like any other normal baby. :(

It is possible his condition was due to a liver shunt. Animals that have it are often runty, failure to thrive babies. Based on his development, and that his gums were slightly yellowish when I found him, all roads point to liver issues. A liver shunt explains a lot!
One thing is for sure, he was a very happy boy for his short little life! He had plenty of friends, fun and chicken wings to rip apart with gusto!
 Digger will be so lost without him, they were practically attached at the hip. Rest easy little man.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fisher and other updates.

Remember the fisher Lisa got a wile back? Well he did awesome and here he is after being released!
Gorgeous huh! Nice job Sam! She'll be keeping an eye on him out there. Good luck pal!





Squirrels have started to trickle in. Mary & JoAnn have a couple and I was kind enough to pass on these 3 little ones to Lisa. Some carpenters pulled apart the nest in a roof and unfortunately we were unable to reunite.
 This poor raccoon......I am assuming a "he" due to it being huge, didn't get a good look at the under carriage ....was found on a harbor cruise boat. Unfortunately, it had made several stops between Provincetown and Boston and it is unknown where he got on. You can not just relocate and blindly release an adult raccoon in a new place for several reasons....the top 2 being the spread of disease and competition in a new territory. So this guy will be spending some time in quarantine, then we will acclimate him to a new area so he can hopefully be released with a fighting chance!
Don't remember if I ever mentioned the last group of 8 little stinkers I got from Lisa. They were in rough shape when she got them, but she got them re-hydrated and off to a good start. All 8 recovered nicely and are growing like weeds!



They have been moved to an outdoor pen and are loving it!

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

A little glimpse at feeding time.

Ahhhh....feeding time! A time when I go out to pens full of raccoons clinging expectantly to the walls, acting like they haven't eaten in weeks and are just wasting away....the horror!! LOL!




OMG, where have you been!? We are STARVING!! It's been a whole 8 hours since our last meal!!!

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