Keeping Wildlife Families Together
Sponsored by the Wildlife Rescue Center, Ballwin, MO
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Location: Wild Birds Unlimited of Warson Woods
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Did you know that finding a young animal alone does not necessarily mean it needs "help" from a human? Wild babies are sometimes left alone while their parent(s) look for food. Many wild babies are accidentally "kidnapped" every year by people with the best intentions. It is so common, wildlife rehabilitators have a code for it: "abduction with intent to rescue." If the young animal has no apparent injuries, returning it to its parent(s) is the best course of action.
Join us on June 15 for this great presentation and you'll learn about how to keep wild families together, when to intervene when you find a wild animal, and when not to intervene.
About Wildlife Rescue Center
Wildlife Rescue Center rehabilitates injured, sick and orphaned native wildlife and releases healthy animals to their natural habitat. Through educational outreach the Center provides environmental awareness, promotes a harmonious relationship with native wildlife, and encourages the community to protect our delicate ecosystems.
The Wildlife Rescue Center is a non-profit, professional wildlife rehabilitation facility. Since its humble beginning in 1979, WRC has treated more than 30,000 native wild patients. Today, over 2,000 patients each year are treated in our 9,000 square-foot facility and expansive outdoor enclosures.
Nearly every creature passing through our doors is admitted due to an incident that is directly or indirectly human-caused. These include car strikes, attacks by domestic animals, and injuries accidentally or intentionally inflicted. Dedicated staff and volunteers work tirelessly to repair and support healing while maintaining the wild integrity of each animal. Healthy animals with the necessary skills and abilities to thrive are returned to the wild.
The Wildlife Rescue Center relies on the volunteers who make up the majority of its workforce. Without their passion and dedication, the mission of the Wildlife Rescue Center could not be fulfilled.