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.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Another fisher update!

Wow! Here are the fishers at 6 weeks! It's hard to believe they are the same ones. They are looking like fishers now with their dark, beautiful fur! They look amazing thanks to Sam.....once again, they couldn't be in better hands and I'm sure we're all thrilled we get to see them grow. A rare treat for sure. :)                               
And no sooner did I compose this post when I got another picture from Sam...peek a boo, welcome to the world little buddy! :)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Many more babies coming in......

This past weekend we had a a lot of raccoons coming in! Laurie was up to at least 7 at last count. She's got a little one about the size of  Tyson together with an equally small Olaf, who came in to Lisa frozen stiff.
Here the numbers have grown to 22 for raccoons. Are you ready for the raccoon rundown?

Tyson and Ali, our smallest ones.
Ricky and Mickey, the first 2 of the year, are together with Lefty and Righty the first 2 from the MSPCA. Every one's eyes are open in this group!
Ricky and Mickey.
Little Ricky....
Righty and both Lefty and Righty below.
The 3 (yet to be named) pest control babies. Eyes are open on 2 of them now!
 Next we have 5 babies left in a bag by the chicken coop at the MSPCA, Nevins. All 5 are doing great...1 girl in the lot!
 Then we have 2 from Revere. They were outside for a couple of nights before a woman was kind enough to bring them in just before the freezing night of rain we had Wednesday. Obviously no mom around. One little runt, at least half their size, sadly did not survive. But these two are doing great! Boy and girl....up to 3 girls out of all these boys!
Last but not least, this gang of 6 rescued from the Boston Winery by the ARL. Also at last.....some estrogen! LOL! 5 girls and 1 boy. The boy resembles Picasso from last year, with white patches under his eyes. Very frightened at first, they have finally adjusted to their new "mom" and are doing awesome! Very cute at this age and starting to play. I guess it goes without saying, it was pretty easy to name this group! Welcome Merlot (the boy), Chardonnay, Pino, Cabernet, Zinfandel, and Riesling.
 Lets not forget the squirrels......many, many squirrels between us all!


......and plenty of bunnies with JoAnn and Laurie.

And throw in a couple of flyer's with Lisa. One of them is a 4 gram pinkie! Good lord, I wouldn't be able to hold something so small with my fat fingers to feed it!

Needless to say, things are in full swing around here....back to little or no sleep, constant feedings of babies and few feeding for ourselves, and no time for anyone or anything else! Ahhhhh, baby season!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The boy's club.

Little Tyson here came in with his umbilical cord still attached. He had a rough start, but is doing well so far. He has graduated from a feeding tube to a bottle and everything is going in and coming out the way it should be! Yippeeeeee! 
Did I mention he is the most adorable thing ever?! :)
Three babies came in as the result of a hideous pest control company that didn't do it's job humanely or correctly!! Dennis the Mennis is the company, and they removed mom and didn't bother checking for babies. You can't tell me they didn't know better! Anyway, they were frozen and barely moving or able to cry when they came in. Luckily after warming up they began to improve, and all 3 are doing great. All boys......
The original 4 boys are doing great. The 2 MSPCA babies are starting to open their eyes and are now cuddled up with Ricky and Mickey.
 Ricky is the little blond guy top left, Mickey the dark one top right and the 2 MSPCA boys are piled on top of each other.
One more little one was brought in by the ARL....at last a girl!! She's very young and close in size to Tyson so he's going to have a friend soon! She was another one left behind after mom was reunited with the rest.

The squirrels continue to trickle in also. No less testosterone there either! Thanks to the last group of 4 that came in, we now have 2 girls! 2 girls out of 12, LOL!
 They are all pretty darn cute too!
  video

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

And we're off.....

As of this past weekend, there has been an explosion of intakes! We went from 0 to 60 in no time. Among them, a lot of very young bunnies! Here are just 5 of many, only days old.

I can't even count how many squirrels came in, all different sizes and ages. I only ended up with 6 approximately 5 week old babies. Five of these were rescued by the ARL from a tree in Newton after the wonderful homeowners found mom dead and discovered what she left behind! Luckily for the babies, they got them the help they needed, and they are all doing great! Another single around the same age came in from Tuft's and has joined them.
 

A lot more have been spread out between Laurie, Lisa, Mary and JoAnn!
And wow! Look at how big JoAnn's original little pinkies are now!
 
 
Ricky the raccoon is doing awesome and has been joined by a new friend, Mickey.
 

 Mickey's mom was evicted from an attic and the entrance was closed before it was discovered she had babies in there. They were set up in a reuniting box and mom claimed 3 of the 4. None the worse for wear, he came to us in great shape and is doing fine and he's just the companion Ricky needed.

Two more boys came in from the MSPCA yesterday and will be able to join Ricky and Mickey after a quarantine.
 
 Looks like it's going to be boy town around here. So far 9 boys and 1 girl among the squirrels and raccoons here!

I'm also happy to report Munchkins eye is about 90% better! It looks great and is functioning like it should be! Whew!
 
 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Fisher update!

Thank you Sam for some new pictures of the baby fishers! They look great and are growing like weeds, wow! They are doing awesome and she will try to send weekly photos so we can see them grow! Thanks again Sam, they couldn't be in better hands! Oh, and how cute are they!?