Monday, February 24, 2014

Needing a financial boost right now.

Hey folks,
Everything we do here takes money.  The vet, medications and food are the three main things.  The only way we can do this is with donations.  All wildlife rehabilitation in the country is done through donations.  USFW or the individual states do not financially help any of us at all.  Call your wildlife agency and talk to the director, they will tell you.  Even people within these agencies believe that we are paid something by them, but they just are like the public and assume this.  This is why I say, if you want to check out the facts, ask for the director.  They know the story.  We are still full from the winter and it's already getting busy around here.  Help if you can!  We sure could use it and Thank you in advance.

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Feathered brothers and sisters, you came to us broken and as you bled…….we saw you desperate, dehydrated, desiccated, diseased, distressed, emaciated, famished, frayed, frightened, helpless, hungry, ragged, ravenous, shaken, shocked, shot, sickly, stressed, stunned, tattered, thirsty, traumatized, torn, weary and wounded. Defiantly, you stood us off with your last breath as we tried to tend to you. We saw you come in as cute, naked, fuzzy, cuddly youth, as mischievous, defiant adolescents, as fierce, regal rulers of the sky and as cunning, maimed elders whose time on earth was almost done. You endeared yourselves to us, bit us, charmed us, footed us, delighted us, hissed at us, talked to us, mantled at us, and graced us with your presence.

Some of you mended and were able to go on your way, never looking back. Some of you were injured in ways that prevented you from going, so you stayed with us to teach us…….And we came to love you. Others were too far gone, and you went home - where you fly free from pain with the Great One. All of you have touched us, and we are changed because of you.

used with permission by Arlene Powers