R. O. C. K.
REHABBERS OFFER CARE AND KINDNESS
A Project of Wildlife Watch
It’s important to see the many perils facing individual wild animals in their daily existence. Some can be avoided by personal steps that we can take - others need to be dealt with through education or lobbying efforts.
Your additional contributions to R.O.C.K. will be shared between the wildlife rehabilitators, rehabilitation facilities, and Wildlife Watch. Your support for this project allows Wildlife Watch to continue to produce and mail our publication. Your funding will aid those who work tirelessly at their own expense to provide medical and hospice care to wild animals.
Wildlife rehabilitators are licensed by state game agencies, yet they are given no other support, and they are not allowed to charge for their “services.” Sadly, animals often come to the attention of rehabbers when they are found by people who either don’t want them near the house or don’t know how to help them. When the DECs, DNRs or police are called, they normally recommend killing, and most veterinarians cannot take time from their busy schedules.
Wildlife Watch has incorporated this section to help those who give so much to the care of wild animals.
Braveheart the Red Tail Hawk
Here is Braveheart the Red Tail Hawk following his second surgery for a broken humerus bone in his wing. (That’s the big bone like the one in your upper arm.) Braveheart was found by the side of the road bleeding and with the bone exposed, hit by a car, by a kind gentleman who picked him up. He was so weak that he had to be hand fed for weeks before the surgery could be attempted. You can see that he does not have the fierce glare that typifies a Red Tail, but he is making wonderful progress and we hope to see that glimmer in his eye soon. You can help him by visualizing his bone knitting itself together into a strong whole bone again.
Matty the Squirrel
Enjoying her luxury accommodations at Ravensbeard Wildlife Center! Matty somehow fell out of her nest and wandered away. She was a scrawny little baby when she came in, but has clearly made great strides now. Matty was released in October 2004.