Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 2:38pm
Happy World Turtle Day!
Turtles play a critical role in their ecosystems. They help control aquatic vegetation, serve as scavengers and help maintain rivers and lakes in a healthy condition.
Turtles are most commonly admitted to the WCC because they have been hit by a car. Below is a poster made by one of our staff members that explains how you can help turtles when you see them crossing the road!
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:36pm
Our clothing campaign closes in 6 days. The campaign has a new design featuring our education ambassador Harvey! Follow the link below to check out the campaign!
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 2:19pm
Our staff reunited three nestling robins with their parents. Their nest was destroyed when the bush it was in was cut down. We were able to make a fake nest that we tied to the branches on the tree next to where they were found. We checked on them after two hours and we saw one of the parents at the nest feeding the nestlings!
Remember to check trees and bushes this summer for nests before cutting them down, or trimming them. The best thing for baby wildlife is to be in the wild with their parents.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 3:32pm
Baby Eastern Cottontails are one of the most kidnapped species of wildlife we admit at our clinic.
Mother rabbits only come to the nest twice a day to feed her babies to avoid attracting predators to the nest. Even if you don't see mom around she is most likely close by! If you are worried about the location of a bunny nest in your yard remember that baby bunnies leave the nest within 15 - 20 days so they will not be in your yard for too long! You can place a laundry basket over the nest when mowing, or when your dogs are outside to prevent any injuries to the rabbits, just remember to remove the laundry basket afterward!
Check out the attached flow chart to learn more about when to help baby bunnies and when to leave them alone! Remember it is illegal to house and care for wildlife without a proper permit. Do not try to raise an orphaned wild animal.
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:36am
We are excited to announce that we have received our new to go incubator! The small size of this incubator makes it easy to transport, and it can continue running while in a car! We use incubators for sick animals and babies that are unable to retain their own heat. This new incubator will be extremely useful with baby season starting!
We want to thank everyone who donated and helped us receive this amazing incubator!