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, March 19, 2014

And so it begins......

JoAnn has officially started the baby season with these 2 pinkies. She got them on St. Patrick's Day so the luck of the Irish was with these two!

The overwinters are as ready for spring as we are! Temps are still below freezing around here, with an occasional day here and there in the 40's just to tease us. Now we are getting a possible inch or two of snow tonight. Grrrrrrr.
Roxy and Henry don't seem to mind the cold and are out all the time.

The gang in the big pen, not so much! All 7 are squished in the den box and not about to leave it's warmth....even for food on this day!

Right now we are all gearing up for the season. Supplies are ordered, bottles are unpacked and cleaned, scales and heating pads are set up. Now if the weather would just cooperate and warm up enough to get the water turned on outside and allow for the spring clean up of pens and crates etc. we'll be happy!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Trouble in the woods.

I found this poor unfortunate girl out in the woods. She was a small juvenile and I am pretty confident she was suffering from rabies, although since there was no exposure we will not be testing. She did also have a large tumor like mass on her belly. I'm not sure if it was an actual tumor, or possibly over granulation to a wound that may have been the source of the rabies. Unfortunately there was not the opportunity to investigate further and regardless of any of it, it was definitely time to end her suffering. Not a happy ending like we would have preferred, but at least we were able to bring her peace sooner.