Volunteers Lead Wildlife Rehab Effort

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by Robert Barossi

I’ve posted a number of stories on here about the direct impact humans have on wildlife and how volunteers become involved in dealing with those impacts. When it comes to wildlife rehab centers, it’s often volunteers who do most or all of the work caring for injured animals, whether they’re hit by passing vehicles or fly into the windows of tall glass buildings. In Omaha, Nebraska, Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. is an example of just how amazing these volunteers are. As this story details, the rehab center has been inundated with an unusually large number of injured animals so far this year. More than 2,000 animals in need of care have come to the center, according to the article, about 600 more than usual. Entirely staffed by volunteers, the organization is doing everything they can to properly house and care for these animals until they are able to be released back into the wild. While some animals may be too injured and must be euthanized, there are many more who are brought back to health by these dedicated and inspiring volunteers.

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