Tuesday, August 15, 2006

To Love Wildlife

Wildlife rehabilitation is both rewarding and challenging. It is exciting to know that you can make the difference in the life of an animal. There is a certain thrill to see animals upclose that you rarely get a glimpse of in the wild. There's nothing like the feeling of watching a hawk fly off into the sky, the one you thought that wouldn't make it. The callenge comes in housing the animals properly, feeding them with the best nutrition, exercising them with physical therapy and providing the proper medical care. Along with this work, there must be ongoing protection of the wild spaces these animals depend on. One way to do it is through education. If that weren't enough there is the tremendous challenge of finding the volunteers and the funds to do the work.
Sarvey Wildlife Care Center and Cascades Raptor Rehabilititation Center ,among many others, do all of this and more. And we at Art Helping Animals, with the sales of our art, are providing some of the funds used to rescue wildlife.

"Those who wish to pet and baby wildlife love them, but those who respect their natures and wish to let them live their natural lives, love them more."- Edwin Way Teale

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