2020 will be remembered for a lot of things, but for me, it will be remembered as a year of saying good-bye.
Wildlife Center of Virginia Blog
The strength that everyone at the Wildlife Center shows in the face of adversity – and the support that they’ve shown each other – really shows.
Another moment – probably my most memorable case at WCV – was a little Carolina Wren (CAWR #20-3689). This sweet little wren came in on 12/12/2020 after having its leg stuck in a mousetrap.
Though the Wildlife Center was closed to the public this year, there was no shortage of visitors around the Center grounds.
The best way that I found these little adventures was volunteering to transport and release many of our patients this spring, summer, and fall.
As a newer member of the WCV team, I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to see how the Center works to help animals from both the perspective of a rescuer and an employee.
Critter Nation, this one’s for you.
One patient that sticks out in my mind of all patients admitted so far this year is Snapping Turtle #20-1715. Any aquatic turtle we house at the Center can be a bit of a challenge, simply for the set-up they require and the space it takes to house them.
Back in February, I never would’ve thought that this is the way our new project would go, but now I wouldn’t have it any other way.
This EASO (Eastern Screech-Owl) did great the entire time! Pulse? Check. Pressures? Check. Breathing throughout surgery? Check. Breathing throughout final radiographs? Check again.