Wildlife rehab centers 10pm 6-4-2015


NEW AT 10… ONE OF THE GREAT CHARMS OF WISCONSIN… IS THE GREAT OUTDOORS. AND WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CRITTERS OUT THERE… SOMETIMES THESE WILD ANIMALS NEED HELP. NBC15’S AMY PFLUGSHAUPT IS OUT AMONGST MOTHER NATURE TONIGHT… WHERE WE’RE LEARNING WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTERS ARE REACHING CAPACITY. JOHN, THAT’S RIGHT. I SPOKE WITH A WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST WITH THE D-N-R WHO SAYS THIS IS THE BUSY TIME OF YEAR WHEN PEOPLE ARE OUT AND ABOUT EXPLORING AND FINDING ANIMALS THAT ARE ORPHANED OR HURT. BUT THE D-N-R DOES NOT DO ANY REHABILITATION. THAT’S WHERE ORGANZIATIONS LIKE WISCONSIN WILDCARE COME INTO PLAY. IT’S A BIT OF A ZOO AT TARA SCOTT’S HOME. “SO THESE ARE BRAND NEW… THEY JUST CAME TO US LITERALLY ON THE WAY HERE.” BUT THESE ANIMALS AREN’T DOMESTICATED… THEIR WILD… AND NEED SOME HELP. SHE IS ONE OF THE CO- FOUNDERS OF THE NON-PROFIT WISCONSIN WILDCARE. ” WE’RE MADE UP OF LICENCED REHABILITATORS AND FOSTERS” WHEN ANIMALS ARE FOUND ORPHANED OR HURT… SHE AND 30 OTHER VOLUNTEERS STEP IN TO NURSE THEM BACK TO HEALTH… AND SET THEM FREE. 8:30:54:26 – ” THERE’S NOT A SET RELEASE PERIOD. WE’RE ALL LOOKING FOR DIFFERENT CRITERIA. THEY NEED TO HAVE A HEALTHY FEAR OF HUMANS, THEY NEED TO FORAGE AND FIND FOOD ON THEIR OWN, THEY NEED TO SHOW NATURAL BEHAVIORS. 8:31:04:13″ BUT RIGHT NOW… THEY ARE NEARING CAPACITY. 8:55:02:24 – “WE DO NEED MORE HELP. WE HAVE MORE ANIMALS THAN WE CAN TAKE IN AT THE MOMENT. 8:55:06:08″ WHILE THE D-N-R OVERSEES THEIR FACILITIES AND PRACTICES… THESE WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTERS DO NOT RECIEVE FUNDING. ” 8:41:03:19 – THEY EAT 4 TIMES A DAY” AND MANY VOLUNTEERS ARE PAYING OUT OF POCKET… TO GET THESE GUYS BACK WHERE THEY BELONG. 8:58:48:11 – “AN AVERAGE FOX KIT EATS 30 LBS OF MEAT AND 4 DOZEN EGGS PER WEEK. AND IT TAKES ABOUT $100 TO RAISE ONE INDIVIDUAL RACCOON KIT TO RELEASE. 8:59:01:14′

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