Wildlife Rehabilitator War Wounds

10,000 Birds

My vets wanted to send me to the ER immediately, but I said ‘Forget it, I’ve got the damned bird restrained so I’m not letting go now!’ Injured wildlife are not the most cooperative of patients. Most of them think we’re trying to eat them, not help them. Frightened and defensive, they react accordingly. Wildlife rehabilitators have an arsenal of equipment and techniques we use to protect ourselves.

Animal Rights Activists Attack Berkeley Vet

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Hey Gregory, time to become a real vet and help sick and wounded animals recover; not ensure the smooth functioning of the torture chambers by assisting vivisectors in callous and fraudulent experiments on fourty-thousand beautiful, innocent beings per year. This via the ALF Press Office : As he left his car parked in a garage on campus, he was whistling and had no idea he had been followed. We preceded to vandalize his shiny new Audi, paid for with blood money.

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Sen. Franken to Introduce Bill to Increase Use of Service Dogs for Vets

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Al Franken (suck on that Bill O'Reilly) has introduced a bill to increase the number of service dogs for vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. My bill will help train a statistically significant number of dogs to measure the benefits to veterans with physical and emotional wounds. The program would be monitored and refined over a three-year period to optimize its effectiveness. Frankly, I believe it is enough simply to improve the lives of those of whom we asked so much.

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Lick Granuloma

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This usually creates open wounds which increases the chances of infection. You should seek advice from your vet to discover the underlying causal factor whether it be behavioural or physiological. Steroids may be injected into the area or antibiotics prescribed for infections however talk to your vet about the associated problems of administering these drugs on a long term basis so you are aware of the serious side effects that may accompany these drugs.

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Urgent Appeal for Flex, the Greyhound

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He came to OCFA totally flea infested and with a few open wounds. One wound (the one on his front right leg) was to the bone. He has been vetted and is healing nicely. Doesn't he look like my boy Charles ? Owen County Friends of Animals (KY) is a non-profit organization that fosters and seeks adoptions for the dogs picked up by their local dog warden. Dogs they can not place in foster care or find adoptive homes for are euthanized after 14 days by county ordinance.

Working Animals Face "Firing Squad" in Developing Countries

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Here's what they say about "the Firing Squad," a horrible method of "treating" wounded work animals. They will be ‘fired’ with a red hot iron in the mistaken belief that it will cure a wound. Like many poor people in Morocco, Humar’s owner had little chance of being able to afford a vet – or even find one close by. Horrible story. Fortunately the donkey was rescued by the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA).

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Joy for Orphan Elephants

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A recent arrival at the Nairobi nursery was an elephant named Murka, rescued near Tsavo National Park with a spear lodged deep between her eyes and gaping spear and axe wounds along her back and sides. Her deep wounds were filled with maggots. A mobile vet unit was able to tranquilize her, clean her wounds, and extract the spear.

Debbie Souza-Pappas: Our Trapped Golden Eagle

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The wound was also very contaminated with dirt and debris. Ipsen of Payson Family Pet Hospital in Payson, Utah, is our wildlife vet and very skilled at orthopedic surgeries. He has been our vet for many years and sees many of our patients in need of surgery. This guest blog was written by Debbie Souza-Pappas, the director and founder of Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation in Price, Utah.

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Service Members Get a Second Chance with Service Dogs

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The DDF will be raising $20,000 for the training and care of a service dog (including medical bills, training and food) which will be donated to one lucky war vet from the FSD group. The vet who is awarded the service dog will be choosing the winning raffle ticket for the Jeep on September 11 at a ceremony (location TBD). “We The Dublin Dog Foundation (DDF) has partnered with Freedom Service Dogs, Inc. FSD) for their second annual philanthropic campaign.

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Falakhe’s Story

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Something was clearly badly wrong with both of his back legs, I’m no vet, but I would guess they had both been broken. We tried to sight and count the pack twice every day so that if any of the dogs got snared we’d know quickly and could get a vet in to dart them, free them and clean up the wound. And when it’s a natural part of life the vet doesn’t come to make it better.

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Fizzle’s Story

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Then I noticed that several family members were also nursing bleeding wounds. I felt so sorry for the poor thing—we had to call our vet out to sedate him—so I decided to take him home as a foster. Hi, I’m Debra Stang , author of Hospice Tails and guest writer for today’s blog. Hospice Tails is a series of true stories about my experiences with pets and patients as a hospice social worker.

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Ingrid Taylar: Bridging the Divide Between Cat and Bird Lovers

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They pointed out the puncture wounds, likely infected with bacteria that could quickly kill. The vet confirmed pain, injury and infection from her life on the streets, common afflictions for stray cats. This blog is written by writer, photographer, and animal advocate Ingrid Taylar. Years ago, I became a wildlife volunteer and advocate because of a cat who caught a bird.

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