Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital

Jul 15, 2013

Summertime at Fellow Mortals

Red-tailed Hawks on the day of Release
Red-tailed Hawks on the day of Release

It's July 14, and we're at the peak of our busy season!  Every room and cage is filled, and the outside habitats have a waiting list for the many patients growing up or recovering inside the hospital.

Nearly 500 animals are currently in care, including dozens of orphaned cottontails, songbirds, ground and tree squirrels, ducks and geese, hawks and owls, woodchucks and more...

Every day that Fellow Mortals is able to provide care for injured and orphaned wildlife--and accept new patients from the public--is a cause for celebration, Thanks to You!

Even as we continue hand-feeding the tinest newborn mammals, or newly-hatched birds, we are also busy releasing those who have 'graduated' from critical and nursery care to being able to survive in the wild.  Just today, we released flying, grey and 13-lined squirrels and robins, grackles, house sparrows and a woodpecker.

One very special release just a few days ago was that of two red-tailed hawks.  Both had come to us with fractured wings, but one in particular was in very critical condition, its 'fingers' (the phalanges of the wing) smashed past surgical repair.  It was also an older injury; infection had set in and we wondered if the bird would lose the tip of its wing. Despite the odds, we decided to do what we could to battle the infection and keep the bird quiet to see if healing was possible. Not only did the bird not lose the wing, but he flew beautifully on release!

Every one of the animals you help has a special story.  Each one wants to live and, more than that, be free. Thank you for all the Happy Endings you make possible.

Day old Eastern Cottontail rabbit
Day old Eastern Cottontail rabbit
Foster Mama Mallard
Foster Mama Mallard 'Snow' with orphaned duckling
Orphaned brothers--Grey Squirrels
Orphaned brothers--Grey Squirrels
Nestling White-breasted Nuthatch
Nestling White-breasted Nuthatch
Infant 13-lined Ground Squirrel
Infant 13-lined Ground Squirrel



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Project Leader

Yvonne Wallace Blane

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin United States

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Map of Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital