Wildlife Rehabilitators to the Rescue

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In July 2009, a red-tailed hawk was perched on the roof of a building in Saratoga Springs, New York. Suddenly, a rock fired from a slingshot hurled through the air. It slammed into the hawk, knocking the bird to the ground and breaking its right wing. A worker who spotted the injured bird brought it to Cara Huffman, a local wildlife rehabilitator. Would she be able to heal the wounded creature and return it to the wild?

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In July 2009, a red-tailed hawk was perched on the roof of a building in Saratoga Springs, New York. Suddenly, a rock fired from a slingshot hurled through the air. It slammed into the hawk, knocking the bird to the ground and breaking its right wing. A worker who spotted the injured bird brought it to Cara Huffman, a local wildlife rehabilitator. Would she be able to heal the wounded creature and return it to the wild?

Look inside to find out how wildlife rehabilitators use quick thinking and their expert emergency skills to come to the aid of animals when they need help the most. You'll also go behind the scenes to learn how these workers prepare and train for their job so that they are ready to rescue sick, orphaned, and injured animals at a moment's notice.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
You come across an abandoned and dehydrated fawn while driving in the country. Confronted with the dilemma of what to do, you think for a moment. Puzzled and touched by the plight of the baby deer, you realize that your best bet is to look for a unique facility in the vicinity. The answer to your compassionate quest is a local wildlife rehabilitation center, where trained professionals and volunteers make every effort to save wildlife that has been injured or abandoned. In this selection from the illustrated "Work of Heroes: First Responders in Action" series, talented author Meish Goldish takes on the task of describing the duties, efforts, and responsibilities attendant with being a wildlife rehabilitator. In most states, it is illegal for people to take wildlife on as pets; this makes the work done by wildlife rehabilitation specialists doubly important, as they represent a last-ditch source of help for injured animals. Readers are presented with both the mechanics of working in this field and true life stories of wildlife rescues. It is in the stories about rescued red tail hawks, baby raccoons, injured fawns, and abandoned song birds that the heartfelt work done by wildlife rehabilitators truly strikes home. This is a fine book and one that teaches lessons about careers, service, and compassion toward our fellow beings. A wonderful selection. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Table of Contents

Wounded! 4

In Cara's Care 6

On the Job 8

Entering the Field 10

A Busy House 12

Life in the Center 14

A Team Effort 16

Cage and Carry 18

A Deadly Spill 20

Teaching Others 22

Wildlife Tips 24

Why Be a Wildlife Rehabilitator? 26

Wildlife Rehabilitators' Equipment 28

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31

Read More 31

Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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