Friday, May 14, 2010

Clara the 14 oz Fawn

Clara was at Highland Animal Hospital in Augusta, GA.  She was brought in by a client.  She is extremely tiny, dehydrated but strong.  She drank an ounce and a half of deer colostrum with no hesitation, which isn't always the case.  She is smaller than the average cat.  Clara will be fed every 2 hours for the next 3-4 weeks.  I expect a great outcome.  I will update everyone weekly.  KEEP IN TOUCH!!


Little Freddy the squirrel was released yesterday, May 13, 2010.  He was more than ready for freedom.  We went to a secluded area and opened the door of his small transport cage.  He shot out and ran to a tree and started playing.  He immediately showed a relief of freedom.  Freddy was special and loved by quite a few.  I hope he does well.

Freddy before his release

Freddy released into the wild.

7 Little Opposums
"My babies" Most people don't care for opposums.  I think they are precious.  Yes, very stinky and lots of teeth along with a powerful biting attitude but precious still.  I let my babies go into the wild the same day as Freddy.  They all scurried away, just like they are suppose to do.  I will admit for me it was a tearful good-bye.  I will miss them.

Opposums on the way to be released.

Opposums released.

Little Bunny
I got this little bunny who was small but ready to be on his own.  I turned him loose as quickly as I could to ensure his health with a lot of wildlife.  With a lot of wildlife, if you keep them to long they will go into captive shock and die.  I always try my best to do what is right for the animal, no matter how cute, cuddly, or small  it is.  In this case this very small but mature rabbit was happily released.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My First Deer of 2010 & Squirrels

I always name the first deer of each year "Chaos".  Chaos 2010 came to me when a concerned gentleman found her beside her dead mom.  She had been there a while and was lucky to be found.  She is slightly dehydrated but strong.  I feel she has a very good chance of surviving.  I will keep you updated on Chaos & all helpless critters.

Chaos 2010

Only one day after getting Chaos, I received a phone call from Highland Animal Hospital in Augusta, GA.  They had received a fawn.  When the workers arrived at work there was a box at the door with a fawn inside.  They quickly took the fawn inside and called me.  I came out and got the little doe.  Her name is Roxanne.  She is doing great and seems to be very strong but shy.

I received 3 baby squirrels, 2 boys & 1 girl.  They were found by a tree man, while cutting down a tree.  Their nest was destroyed.  They need to be syringed fed right now.  Hopefully they will follow in Freddy's footsteps and grow quickly.
Feeding the squirrels

Update on all my little guys

2 Rabbits- The babies are going wonderfully.  They are growing and thriving and are adorable.

Freddy-Freddy is growing steadily and becoming aggressive.  He is off milk completely and eating solid foods.  If he continues on the same path, Freddy will be leaving soon.

7 Opposums- We still have 7 opposums.  They are all getting big and feisty.  They are off the tube feeding and on to a syringe now.  Tonight I will be putting them in a larger cage.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Baby Rabbits (Times 2)

I received two baby rabbits that were found in a paster close to their mom.  The mom had died.  They are weak and only about a week old.  I will do my best to supply what they need and get them back happily to the freedom of the wild as soon as possible.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Opie & Updates

Opie is a opposum.  Opie was found injured and malnourished.  Something had chewed off most of his tail and he had several bite wounds.  He is a cutie with lots of spunk.  I feed him and cared to his wounds.  Happily he made it though and was released back into the wild last week.

Freddy the squirrel update.
Freddy is thriving and growing, not only in size but in attitude. He becoming slightly aggressive.  That is right where he should be.  I hope to set a release date for him soon.

Opposums Update
My 8 opposums are now only 7.  One little boy died peacefully in his sleep.  The other 7 seem strong.  I hope with tender and consistent care the rest of the opposums will survive.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

8 Little Opposums

Received on Tuesday April 20, 2010

These are 8 little opposums. 6 boys and 2 girls. Their mom was hit by a car. A concerned passing motorist noticed and found 8 little opposums. They are slightly dehydrated and malnourished. They were all extremely cold when I got them. They are all holding their own and fighting to live. I noticed improvement at every feeding. They are eating every 2-3 hours and gaining strength. It is still hard to say their outcome right now. I truly hope and pray for their improvement and eventually release. I will keep frequent updates on them so keep in touch.