Posts Tagged: wildlife rehabilitation

Ewen and Me

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A month ago, on June 9th, when I was driving home, out of the corner of my eyes I saw two crows bullying something. Being the just-in-case-I-should-intervene person that I am, I stopped my car and found a young white pigeon injured. Even though it was just nature doing its natural selection, it was tough Read More

Bursting at the Seams

Posted by & filed under Animal care, Animal Rescue, Care Centre.

2012 turned out to be an incredible year at the WRA Care Centre. The number of animals treated at the WRA has been increasing for several years so we anticipated an increase in the number of animals admitted. But when the final numbers were tallied, we counted 4,071 animals, a dramatic increase of 23% from Read More

It’s That Time of Year

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What do flowering cherry blossoms, misty morning rains, warmer temperatures and baby birds have in common? Well, they are tell-tale signs that spring has sprung. Nowhere can this be more evident than at the WRA. Suddenly, from a time when there are often more volunteers than there are patients and when doing laundry is the Read More

Pigeons are Birds Too

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Pigeons get a bad rap out there in the real world. Some people think they’re a nuisance. I think they’re fantastic one of my favourites. They’re kind of like the Golden Lab of the bird world – a little curious, a little clueless and rarely complain. When you start at the WRA Care Centre, the Read More

Why WRA Staff Wear Burqas

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During my first week at the WRA I was given a tour of the Care Centre facilities. One of the first sights I saw as I walked past reception was someone wearing what looked very much like a burqa or hijab – the head coverings worn by some Muslim women. Turns out rehab staff wear Read More

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