Who you going to call? Appalachian Wildlife Refuge, that’s who! What happens when you find an injured squirrel, an abandoned baby opossum or a large bird hit by a car? Or maybe a snake run over by a car?
The first number we call is Appalachian Wildlife. They rescue & rehabilitate many of our hurt critters in Western North Carolina. You probably have a similar organization in your area.
And effective in 2020, they can treat foxes, skunks, raccoons and bats! These are considered rabies vector animals meaning they are more likely to carry rabies. No need for alarm as it is very rare to get rabies from wildlife, but call the pros to handle the animal if possible.
What Does Appalachian Wildlife Do?
This truly is a group of dedicated professionals who had a vision and implemented it flawlessly to serve our local wildlife population. And if you want an easy way to help, check out their wish list on Amazon. A small purchase of needed supplies helps so much.
Wands For Wildlife
Read more about their efforts in Your Used Makeup Could help Animals in Need. It is amazing what creativity can do to help our wildlife.
How Can You Help?
- Like their Facebook page where they share heartwarming stories about the animals in their care and then share with others.
- Donate directly to Appalachian Wildlife Refuge.
- Donate used mascara wands to their program Wands for Wildlife, although this program has been paused due to the pandemic. Check their Facebook page for updates.
- Sign up for Amazon Smile and choose Appalachian Wildlife Refuge as your charity. A portion of all money you spend on Amazon purchases will be donated to them.