Owl Always Be Thankful!

We are so thankful to our community for helping us raise funds to provide protective wildlife handling gloves. Our volunteers, Micki of Soresi Ceramics and Beth of Blue Ridge Raptors Educational Programs, were the latest recipients of your generous donations. Micki and Beth routinely respond to calls that require capturing a wild bird or even sometimes a domestic duck or goose. And you helped us purchase three sets of the ArmOR Handling Gloves for the amazing staff at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

Pictured on the left is one of Beth's educational ambassadors. These gloves will serve multiple purposes and can be easily washed and disinfected. And we love that they are not made of leather or any animal byproducts. Our next glove fundraiser will be for a rehab center in Missouri called Wild Souls Wildlife Rescue and Rehab. They are more than deserving and have already assisted with close to 500 wild animals this year.

Thanks to volunteer, Kay, for transporting this injured Great horned owl in Stockbridge, Georgia. The finder reached out to us after trying for three days to find someone that could assist. Picture on the right is of the finder's son with the owl. We do not recommend ever handling birds of prey without protective gloves for your safety and for theirs. This particular owl appeared to be a small male and was unable to stand upright. But he is in good hands now with a veterinary clinic that triages wildlife and networks with local rehabbers. And we really appreciate that the finder and their son did not give up and continued to search for help on behalf of the owl. How do we find resources? We use Animal Help Now daily to find the closest rehabber or veterinary clinic.

We were able to assist a finder and their mom in north Georgia that had been caring for an orphaned squirrel after reuniting was attempted. The finder and their mom had tried to find a wildlife rehabber that could accept the squirrel with no luck. Understandably, they are inundated with patients or at full capacity this time of year. We knew it may be hard to find someone in the area with any openings. But we had to try! We used Animal Help Now to generate a list for the finder of the nearest permitted wildlife rehabbers. And we were ecstatic when the finder reported back within a few minutes that they were able to find someone on that list that could accept the squirrel right away. Animal Help Now is always our go-to. We recommending downloading this app as you never know when you will need it!

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