THE NEW YEAR GETS OFF TO A BUSY START
We have been busy this month with rescues and many new patients arriving. There has been an increase of birds that were suffering from salmonella poisoning. This is a problem we see every year, but the population of finch species migrating through the area was larger than normal this year. Unfortunately, many of these birds do not survive due to severe emaciation. Our staff and volunteers have also responded to several wildlife rescues. We try to dispatch someone to help contain large or potentially dangerous animals whenever possible. One of these rescues was a Golden Eagle, a species we rarely see in this area. Golden Eagles are generally found East of the Cascades. The Golden Eagle pictured below was found in Sultan and is a juvenile. He is suffering from emaciation and has been in critical condition. It is encouraging that he is still alive after 1 week in care. We are doing everything we can to reverse the damage and stabilize him.
The Golden Eagle after his exam getting fluids and medications.
This image was taken at the rescue location in Sultan, WA.
We have finished our year end reports and took in a total of 3,013 patients in 2020 - an increase of 25% from the previous year. We treated 137 different species of birds and mammals. We expect this coming year to be just as busy. You can help us prepare by becoming a monthly donor, shopping for supplies from our Amazon Wishlist, and helping us with our Virtual Gala this fall. We are accepting donations of items and gift certificates for our online auction. If you have a business that would like to help by sponsoring our gala, please email us to make arrangement.
This Beaver was rescued from a drainage ditch on the side of the road. She is suffering from compression injuries to one foot/leg.
You can see her foot is swollen. It is improving though and she was moved to a larger enclosure with a pool.
She has been eating well and loves the root bulbs from the blackberries we have been removing on the property recently.
We are monitoring her closely for ulcers. This is common issue with beavers in a rehabilitation setting. Our x-ray revealed no fractures and we can confirm she is young as her growth plates are visible.