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.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Baby fishers & Munchkin visits the vet.

The first squirrels of the season are growing like weeds! Hard to believe these are the same pinkies JoAnn took in a while back. Another little one has been added in with them. Mary has some squirrels now also.

The most interesting thing to come in were these baby fishers! Three adorable little boys. The area their tree den was in was being clear cut. The actual tree they were in was literally in the chipper. Lucky for them, the force of being banged around in the machine cracked the log open just in time to see these cuties and the crew was able to rescue them. Unfortunately, there was not a good chance of a reunite. They were brought to Mary who cared for them until our good friend and fellow rehabber, Sam, picked them up. She did a wonderful job with the fisher Lisa got in last year and she's got the fisher experience, so they are in excellent hands! She promises to update us with pictures as they grow.
They are just the cutest little things, and those claws! At three weeks old they had better claws than my grown cats!

Munchkin had to have a visit to the vet. He injured his eye somehow. The conjunctiva was so inflamed we couldn't even see the eye in there. The game plan....antibiotics, metacam and eye drops and hopefully in a couple of weeks a recheck will give us a better look at the eye and at what can be done, if anything. The good news is that we have been treating him since Friday and it already looks much better, to the point we can actually see the eyeball in there. How damaged it is remains to be seen, but the fact that it appears to be intact means it may not have to be enucleated. How well he will be able to see out if it also remains to be seen, but the good news there is that he can still be released with only one eye working.

 We paid a visit to Chris's Squirrels last week and loaded up on supplies....we are ready for the onslaught.


  1. We have fisher cats where we live, although I've never seen babies. The aduLts do some serious damage...:)JP

  2. We're happy that Ricky has found a temporary home with Laurie! The mother made a nest in the space between the roof and ceiling at our office. The mother fell through the ceiling into our office when the hole she made in the roof leaked and made the ceiling soggy in the recent heavy rains. The building maintenance people patched up the holes inside and out. The mother was able to get the other babies out in time, but this one was left behind for nearly two days before we were able to convince the building to open back up the hole in our ceiling. When they pulled the plywood off, baby Ricky was right there! He was cold and likely very hungry. We snuggled him up with towels and a hot water bottle and Laurie knew just what to do! My daughter and I are excited to follow his progress with "Dr. Laurie" here on this blog.