BABIES: Juvenile squirrels find refuge and nourishment. (Photo: Wendy Card)
Hurricane Irene swept through Eastern North Carolina on August 27, 2011, leaving injured and young wild animals deserted by their parents.
Residents in Eastern North Carolina rely on the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of East Carolina (WildARC) to rescue injured, sick and abandoned wild animals. When the animals are healthy and old enough, they are re-introduced into their natural habitats.
During today's visit to WildARC, Laura Johnson and I watched Executive Director Ellen Westermann and her caring team of volunteers feed and care for over 60 baby squirrels, a rabbit, mourning doves, sea gulls and Jamaica, their resident hawk.
Ellen and the volunteers work around the clock feeding the animals every 3 hours, 24 hours a day!
They are currently at maximum capacity for squirrels, so they are referring people to the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter in Newport, N.C. They can be contacted at 252-240-1200.
WildARC is always in the need of volunteers and donations (both monetary and supplies).
Thanks, Ellen, and your committed volunteers for all you do for the wildlife in our community!
For more information about WildARC, please call them at 252-638-4646 or visit their website: www.wildarc.org. They are located at 1312 Old Cherry Point Rd. in New Bern, NC.
To read more about my previous visits to WildARC, visit the following links:
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