The Wildlife Care Association

| October 6, 2007

fledge2.jpgOne evening, I heard loud screeches outside of my house. When I went out to see what it was, my cat had a baby bird cornered. This little bird was a fighter. It backed into the rose bushes where the cat couldn’t get it, and then started making the loudest bird noises I have ever heard.

I swooped up the baby bird and took it into the house where it was safe. It had one single scratch on it’s chest, but seemed OK otherwise. I didn’t want to put the bird outside where it was in danger, so I put it in a cat carrier with a clean towel, some water and some bird seed. When I went to work, I was concerned, because I thought the poor little bird would die, and I didn’t know how to help it.

When I arrived home the bird was still alive. The next morning, still alive. The bird wasn’t eating or drinking water. I thought about putting it back outside, but it didn’t seem safe. I started going through the yellow pages and calling vets and anyone who might know what I could do with the bird. Someone recommended I call the Wildlife Care Association.

It was then I discovered the most wonderful organization. It’s a volunteer organization that rehabs injured and abandoned wild animals. It’s run by volunteers including volunteer vets. I took my little bird (who I had named Fledge, for fledgling), to the WCA. Where he would receive food and medical care and then be released back in the wild, when he was able to fend for himself.

The WCA helps animals that need a hand and it also helps people become more responsible with nature. What greater gift could you teach your child than empathy and respect for nature.? Showing compassion for an injured animal teaches kindness and respect for all life.

When I took Fledge to the WCA they asked if I wanted to be a volunteer, which I would like to be, but haven’t yet. But I did give them a donation and I’m on their mailing list. So whenever I receive a card requesting a donation I always send one in.

The WCA helps people become better people by contributing to the good of society by helping animals. I know I appreciate them allowing me to save one tough little bird. Now, when ever I see a Mockingbird, I always look for a scar on it’s chest. Just in case it might be Fledge.

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  1. Daria says:

    Awww!!! What a cute name! Fledge. hehe.. It makes me smile.

    I’m glad that your bird was able to be helped.

    I have always wanted to volunteer at a local Humane Society or with a vet, but I don’t think that I would be able to handle the injured and sick animals that would come in – nor could I ever put an animal to sleep!!!
    It’s a catch-22. =/

    Anyway, Great post! Good luck in the contest! And if you have a chance, check out my entry. It’s a great cause! I have to give Darren props for putting a contest like this on his site! Hooray Problogger!

  2. Emma says:

    The WCA is a good cause. But your post was pretty amazing. It’s nice to hear from you. πŸ™‚ Emma

  3. Sue says:

    Hi Emma,
    Thanks for the comment! Wishing you luck in the contest also. What a great story about Fledge.

  4. Emma says:

    Thanks Sue! πŸ˜€

  5. Kirk M says:

    Hi Emma,

    You know, you’ve given me an idea for what I might do if and when I go from 70% to 100% disabled. I’ll volunteer for the local animal care center. What a great idea! Thanks!

    And by the way, I’ve passed a blogging award your way.

    See ya’. πŸ˜€

  6. Emma says:

    Thanks Kirk, You are always so good to me. I’ll be by later to claim that award. πŸ™‚ Emma

  7. ruth says:

    hi im wanting to register as a wildlife carer can u help me with this as i have had pleanty to do with raiseing baby or orphaned animals and would really like to get registered as in my area of childers they are always looking for more.

  8. Emma says:

    That’s awesome you want to help Ruth. I’m not familiar with the area you are from. But if you contact the local wildlife care agency I’m sure they would love another volunteer. If you are having trouble finding an agency in your area. Start calling local vets and asking if they know of any wildlife care facilities for orphaned animals. Most vet employees are animal lovers and someone should know what’s going on. Best of luck and thanks for having such a big heart. πŸ™‚

  9. Wow, very inspirational incident.It was your goodwill that you saved the bird. It’s been a pleasure to know about such an organization (WCA), which really cares the injured animals and save their lives.
    Good one