25 years of res­cu­ing an­i­mals

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

As we cel­e­brate our 25th year of com­mu­nity ser­vice here at the Or­phaned Wildlife Res­cue Cen­ter, we would like to ac­knowl­edge all of the won­der­ful sup­port­ers who make our work pos­si­ble.

Over the past 25 years, OWRC has made nu­mer­ous ac­com­plish­ments. We hope this year will con­tinue to show how far we’ve come and that our or­ga­ni­za­tion will con­tinue to progress. In or­der to make that hap­pen, though, we’re go­ing to need some help.

I would like to ac­knowl­edge how sin­cerely grate­ful we are to our eight vet­eri­nar­i­ans, five stu­dent in­terns and many vol­un­teers who work 4½- to 8½hour shifts ev­ery week. Many of the smaller an­i­mals all re­quire very fre­quent feed­ings. Some of them are fed as of­ten as ev­ery hour or so.

We have res­cued over 35,000 wild an­i­mals since 1990, vary­ing from wa­ter­fowl picked up by our res­cue ves­sel on the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay to pel­i­cans spot­ted by vol­un­teer pi­lots. We op­er­ate un­der a strict nokill pol­icy and be­lieve all life holds value and de­serves ev­ery chance to live, no mat­ter how small. The num­ber of wildlife re­ha­bil­i­ta­tors in Mary­land never seems to be large enough for all the an­i­mals in need. This only em­pha­sizes our con­stant need for vol­un­teers and do­na­tions to help us keep our doors open.

If you are able to make a con­tri­bu­tion to our cause, we would be sin­cerely grate­ful. To make a do­na­tion, take a tour or learn more about vol­un­teer­ing, con­tact Am­ber Lo­coco at 410-326-0937 or am­ber­mae­lo­coco@gmail.com.

Am­ber Lo­coco, Lusby The writer is the Or­phaned Wildlife Res­cue Cen­ter of­fice man­ager.

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