At our Wild Birds Unlimited store, we get calls year-round (but especially during breeding season) asking what to do with a found injured or "orphaned" bird. After giving some initial instructions, we refer all these calls to our local wildlife rehabilitation group, North Country Wild Care.
North Country Wild Care is a network of home-based VOLUNTEER wildlife rehabilitators located in Schenectady, Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Albany, Rensselaer, Montgomery, Fulton and Essex Counties. Just this summer, Lois and I have had to utilize their services twice when young, inexperienced birds struck a window.
In mid-August, we had a weekend Anniversary Celebration and invited North Country Wild Care to set up a table to share information about their organization and possibly recruit new volunteers. We also pledged a portion of our sales that weekend to support their efforts.
Store co-owner Lois Geshiwlm and Sales Associate Peg Cutler recently attended the NCWC fall fundraiser to present our donation. We were thrilled to give $300 to North Country Wild Care, which will be used for food, supplies, and medication for their wildlife patients. We also donated two items to their silent auction.
Another big thank you to North Country Wild Care and all their volunteers for the work they do throughout the year.
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