One of the stories we’d like to share with everyone has a sad beginning, but the outcome was one of the greatest we could be proud of. Nature World Wildlife Rescue got a call about an injured owl. Paul and Sara Shearer, who are volunteer transporters, were then called to capture and pick up the owl. They went to find the injured owl that was in an area that had swamp mud everywhere! It was hard to find him, but they looked everywhere and the next thing they knew, he was above them. He was flying low and only climbed the trees to get up high. But they made a plan and got him down safely.
Paul and Sara transported him to NWWR and met up with the Director Mary Opall. Sara named the owl after her husband because they were both covered in mud. So that is how the owl got the name Dirty Paul. Mary noticed that Dirty Paul was blind and old and suffered from malnutrition. NWWR took him under their wing and made sure he got what he needed. Everyone had a hand in getting him fed right and soon it was time for him to go back to the wild. While in care, he found a girlfriend which was named Dirty Sara. Dirty Paul was at NWWR from June 7, 2019 until August 25, 2019. By this time, Dirty Paul was able to see again and could get his food on his own.
Paul and Sara wanted to share this story because when the concerned citizen found Dirty Paul, he was injured, and would not have survived in the wild. With the care he got at NWWR, his life was changed and he was able to fly away.
Paul and Sara say “Without the volunteers and donations, this organization would not be able to help the poor wildlife. It is a great organization to work with.”
BELOW ARE SOME OF THE ANIMALS WE HAVE RESCUED
THE BIRD ON THE LEFT IS AN UNUSUAL RESCUE.
IT IS A "LEUCISTIC" HAWK,
WHICH MEANS THERE IS A GENETIC ABNORMALITY WHICH GIVES
IT A MOSTLY LIGHT COLOR, (BUT IT IS NOT AN ALBINO).
BOX OF BABY BIRDS - 17 NEW ARRIVALS
READ MORE ABOUT THIS NEW RESCUE
ON THE "ANIMAL OF THE MONTH" PAGE
PELICANS - MANY OF THE WATER BIRDS WE
RECEIVE HAVE FISHING LINE WRAPPED AROUND
THEIR BEAKS, LEGS OR WINGS. (PLEASE
RETRIEVE AND UNUSED LINE FOR PROPER DISPOSAL!)
WE NOW HAVE 4 BABY RIVER OTTERS.
THIS ONE IS HAVING AN EASY AFTERNOON...
This baby river otter was rescued recently - a bundle of energy!
This little baby racoon was stuck in a down spout which had to be cut away in order to rescue her. Her eyes are still closed. 4/1 - Eyes opened today!
3 little-girl squirrels came in from Beverly Hills after a home owner had all trees removed in his yard. Mom never returned to recover her babies, probably a first-time mom untrained enough to move her young to another tree. They are under one week old but very healthy.
Sometimes it's best not to intervene.
2 "brancher" (pre-flight) great horn owls found on ground . We advised to not intervene and allow mom to care for her charges. It worked, by nightfall both babies were successfully returned to their nest.