Swallows orphaned after the use of Tangle Foot
2012 has been very busy so far for the rehabilitators and interns at Fellow Mortals. In some ways, that's a good thing because it means that people are aware of the wild creatures that share their backyards and their world and care enough to do something when a wild creature is found injured or orphaned.
Most injuries and orphanings that result in an animal being brought to the hospital are related to human activity or the human environment in some way. Some things are difficult to prevent, like a nest of baby bunnies being discovered by the family pet in a fenced-in yard, or the bird that flies into a car that is going down the road.
Other things are totally preventable and we work hard to educate people about how to keep animals from being injured by dangerous products, like Tangle Foot--that is a sticky substance sold as a 'bird repellent' that actually kills and orphans birds, or live-traps used during baby season that trap nursing mothers and leave orphaned young behind.
Your donations help the wild ones brought to us from many different situations--but always by the most caring people.
Thank you for your continued support that is helping the hundreds of orphans and injured adults currently in care!
Cooper's hawk baby orphaned when nest fell