Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of Louisiana WERLA

Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of Louisiana  WERLA

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It is after midnight, but, is anyone awake there? I just found an owl, dead, in the middle of Ockley.in Shreveport. I don't know who to turn it over to. Please contact me asap. Thank you.
Help I have 4 babies that I rescued but can't keep. They are bluebirds that are eating good. I have indoor/outdoor cats and one of them got the parents. I can't keep them inside.
I was just reading about people being able to donate fur coats so rescued wildlife can have a soft fur to rehab on. My mother's mink coast has been hanging in the closet since her death in 2003. I would never wear it and have no where to send it for a good cause. I would love to be able to donate it to an animal rehabilitation facility in Louisiana rather than sending it to another state. Can someone put me in touch with someone in Southeast Louisiana (I am in Slidell) who might need a nice 3/4 length mink coat for their rehabbing critters?
Leah Mcvay Ezell
When is the best time to contact you? I have a baby jack rabbit that needs help and I dont have the stuff nor do I know how to care for it
Can anyone tell me how the owl is doing that was brought in today?
I have found the three skunk siblings! Please contact asap!
I want to thank you for taking the baby dove on Monday. My husband and I were so worried about it all weekend. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for all you do.
Thank you so much for so graciously accepting the poor baby bunny our kitty got hold of. I very happily made a donation!
Aunt Gia's
Thank you so much for your help with this article!
are you open to public yet or are you still private

Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of Louisiana (WERLA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to care for sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife.

Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of Louisiana (WERLA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to provide care for sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife while promoting education with regard to the preservation and conservation of Louisiana's wildlife. The conservation and relocation of all wild animals eligible for release is a priority; housing, kenneling and flight pens are essential to facilitate the reentry of these animals back into the wild. If you would like to help these amazing animals please visit: Paypal - http://tinyurl.com/WERLApaypal Amazon Wish List - http://tinyurl.com/WERLA Or call us today at 318-405-2282

Mission: Rehabilitation of all sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife.

Open with service changes; Pickup available

WERLA yard sale.
At 12:00 all items left are half off!
3507 Kresswick
Bossier City

ZERO CONTACT FUND RAISING YARD SALE THIS SATURDAY!!!
8:00-2:00
3507 Kresswick Street, Bossier City!
WERLA t-shirts will be available for a $20 donation while supplies last
All money generated will be donated to WERLA to help care for all the animals brought in by the hurricane. Stop by and pick out items from $1, $5, and as marked sections and simply drop your monetary donation into a container or directly to WERLA through PayPal! (PayPal account is under our long name Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of Louisiana)
SPREAD THE WORD!

ZERO CONTACT FUND RAISING YARD SALE THIS SATURDAY!!! All money generated will be donated to our local wildlife rehab, WERLA, to help care for all the animals brought in by the hurricane. Stop by and pick out items from $1, $5, and as marked sections and simply drop your monetary donation into a container or directly to WERLA through PayPal! (PayPal account is under our long name Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of Louisiana) 8:00-2:00 at
3507 Kresswick Street, Bossier City!
SPREAD THE WORD!

A Fox Gets A Second Chance

❤️🦊 WERLA teamed up with Caddo Parish Animal Services to rescue, rehabilitate and release a fox in desperate need of help.
Please assist us in continuing our mission of helping Louisiana wildlife in need by donating today! Thank you for caring!

WERLA received our first baby/juvenile flying squirrel of the fall season! These little guys are different from the sugar gliders that people keep as pets and many don’t even realize they live all over Louisiana, in the city, and the boonies! If there’s trees, there’s flyers! ❤️🐿

🐿🥜🌰🥜🌰🐿 IT’S NUTS AT WERLA! Squirrels have 2 baby seasons per year, spring and fall. This year, in Louisiana, both seasons began early & by late August, the fall season was in full swing. WERLA usually intakes a moderate number of displaced and orphaned squirrels. The fall of 2020, however, had other plans. Hurricane Laura tore through our state in the thick of squirrel season, un-nesting and displacing alarming numbers of squirrels. On average, WERLA receives 30-40 baby squirrels for the entire season of 3 months. In only 5 days since Laura, we have taken in more than 50 orphaned or displaced squirrels.
It’s all paws on deck for feeding time these days, but volunteers and staff are rising to the challenges.
You could say that we are going crazy, but we prefer to say we’re nuts!

❤️ We would also like to acknowledge other licensed wildlife rehabbers who continue to give these babies a second chance through power outages, high call volumes, less help due to Covid, and many other challenges. Thank you for all you do! ❤️

In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, rehabbers in Louisiana have received dozens of calls from people about wildlife. The majority of calls are about un-nested squirrels. Because of the incredible influx of calls, please understand rehabbers are doing the very best they can to save every life possible. Please keep in mind the following:
* There may be a delay in phone calls returned
* Phone calls or messages sometimes do not get through
* There is no blanket statement or basic set of answers that will fit every situation so a rehabber will always ask questions before giving you advice or saying they will intake your baby.
* Wildlife rehabilitators are either nonprofit organizations, or licensed individual people who save animals out-of-pocket. If you bring an animal to them, please consider donating to help with the care of the animal.

❤️🐿 Please have patience with us 🐿❤️
The following links from LDWF and Wildlife Center of Virginia give great information about reuniting with mom and some procedures for evaluating.

https://www.wildlifecenter.org/re-nesting-baby-squirrels

https://www.wildlifecenter.org/baby-squirrels

Hurricane Laura wildlife info: WERLA will be operating throughout inclement weather during our normal business hours. However please keep in mind that power outages and maintaining the safety of the animals in our care may delay responses to phone calls. These links from LA Dept of Wildlife & Fisheries have valuable information. Everyone be careful and thank you for caring about Louisiana wildlife.

https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/news/ldwf-urges-public-to-be-mindful-of-displaced-wildlife-following-hurricane-laura

https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/injured-orphaned-wildlife

https://www.audubon.org/news/hurricane-disaster-relief-birds-what-expect-and-how-help

Springtime flowers... yes we rehabilitate skunks, and we love them! This week we released 2 healthy young adult skunks!
❤️🦨❤️

Birds of a feather? Who cares!

🐤🐤🐦🐤🐤 Adorable moment number 1 million & 1 this week at WERLA! Birds of a feather flock together right? We have a number of baby and fledgling bird species right now, and this family of 4 wrens were placed next to a mockingbird, each in their own nests while their cage was being cleaned. A few moments later when it was time to go back in their cages, we found that 2 of the wrens had made fast friends with the mockingbird & snuggled up with him in his nest. The mockingbird was so much bigger that we worried a little that he would accidentally step on the wrens in his eagerness to be fed, but he stays tucked right between the two of them, and waits his turn... Who cares if they have the same feathers, friends are friends!

WERLA continues to run at full capacity through COVID-19 despite having less than half the man/woman power as previous seasons. Volunteers and staff that once put their talents into fundraising efforts are rolling up their sleeves and assisting with animal caretaking. Please help us continue our mission of rescue, rehabilitation, and release today by donating. Thank you for caring about Louisiana wildlife!

Release day is probably a wonderful day for wildlife that have come into our care at WERLA. After their recovery and rehabilitation, they have a chance to return to their natural environment. Enjoy watching our 2020 duckling release and donate today to help WERLA continue our mission of rescue, rehabilitation, and release of Louisiana wildlife.

[07/17/20]   You can support WERLA’s mission of rescue, rehabilitation and release by donating today!

Getting To The Other Side

There are so many heroes to thank these days from doctors and nurses to police and military. But rarely do we stop to thank the every day heroes who go out of their way to help wildlife. So many kind people assist in turtle and duck crossings every day amongst other wonderful stories. This story is our thanks to you.

Newspapers needed! Thank you to those who have donated newspapers to us in the past. They have been a life saver through this past year, but our stacks have diminished with so many animals coming in. Please call us at 318-405-2282 if you have newspapers to spare!

Rascally raccoons! Eight of our bottle fed raccoon babies were ready for release this past week! One of our release sights has an abandoned shack that has been set up for these striped bandits! If we have baby raccoons that are raised from a very young age, we usually do what’s called a soft release. This is where they are released into the wild, but are provided shelter and food for a period of time that varies depending on their needs. These cuties spent some time exploring the shack before venturing out into the wild. The game camera set up should catch their shenanigans as they make their new house a home!

Each year wildlife rehabilitators who accept raccoons receive calls about babies by the dozens. The number one reason we receive raccoon babies is when well-intentioned humans trap an adult raccoon that’s being a nuisance on their property and relocate them to a forest somewhere where they can live out their days happy and free. It seems like a win-win situation, but then after a day or so they start hearing what sounds like a monkey, dolphin, and cat purring all mixed together. (YouTube baby raccoon chatter for the sound track) That’s when they discover the raccoon they just relocated was a mama.
This year WERLA has received babies with stories like this, and others ranging from cutting down a tree with a baby raccoon den in it without mom returning to take care of the babies, to a youngin’ getting stuck in the wheel part of a truck.
Even with limited staff and volunteers, WERLA is meeting the challenge of caring for a multitude of babies. These cute and demanding critters are moving through the stages of rehabilitation with gusto and should be ready for release by fall.

What’s going on at WERLA??  ALOT! Summer is in full swing, and wildlife in need is coming to the rehab hospital by the dozens. In the past month we have more than doubled our patients, and these 2 cuties were a part of that influx of wildlife! ❤️🦨❤️🦨❤️ Yes, they are baby skunks, and yes we do rehabilitate them! They are definitely one of the cutest of the baby animals we get to experience as wildlife rehabilitaters. We will do a more informative post about their progress in upcoming posts! In the meantime, you too can help WERLA to continue our mission of rescue, rehabilitate, and release by donating today!

laconservationist.wlf.la.gov

AGAINST ALL ODDS

WERLA was honored to be a part of this bald eagle’s rehabilitation journey. Read about her fight for flight in this article by LAconservationist!

laconservationist.wlf.la.gov For those who rehabilitate wild animals, the satisfaction in the job is successfully returning them to their natural habitat. It can be a painstaking process with many hurdles to overcome. And sometimes it doesn’t end well as the animal will have to be euthanized.

Pop goes the weasel!

What kind of music does a weasel like?... country?... jazz?... well obviously they listen to Pop!

One of the more interesting intakes these past few weeks was this cute and quick weasel! Weasels are rarely seen here in Louisiana but many call it home! They build dens close to water but can also be found in brush and forest areas. They are fearless hunters and will attack animals larger than itself, but usually dine on small prey such as mice. This little weasely guy came to WERLA after accidentally getting stuck in a shipping box for a period of time. He will stay with WERLA until we are sure he’s eating regularly and healthy enough to be released. You can help WERLA continue our mission of rescue, rehabilitation, and release by donating today.

By popular demand, update time on the growth of our baby barred owl that was our guessing game last month! The barred owl that was the subject of our guessing game has grown into a beautiful juvenile and recently moved to our outdoor pen where Andy, our surrogate non-releasable barred owl, will mentor her until she is ready for release! You can help WERLA rehabilitate wildlife by donating today! Help give wildlife a voice!

Much thanks goes out to all who donated on Give For Good day yesterday and those who reposted ads on their pages! Our final total raised was $5,496!! We are amazingly grateful!

Uno, dos, tres! Three more hours to help WERLA feed these little mouths! Help WERLA meet our $5000 goal for Give For Good day. Choose to give to WERLA today for Give For Good day and help give wildlife a voice! Log onto www.giveforgoodnla.org for more information and to give today!

Liberty says more fish please!

Liberty says choose WERLA for your donation! Choose to give to WERLA today, Give For Good day and help give wildlife a voice! Log onto www.giveforgoodnla.org for more information!

Choose to give to WERLA today for Give For Good day and help give wildlife a voice! Log onto www.giveforgoodnla.org for more information and to give today, May 5th!

WERLA considers it a privilege to be able to help amazing animals such as the American Bald Eagle. But while the “pay off” for us is to see the animal fly free and healthy, the cost of the rehabilitation process needs to be paid as well. We can only continue our work with generous donations from community heroes like you! Please choose to donate to WERLA today, Give For Good day 2020! Visit giveforgoodnla.org for more information and to GIVE on today, May 5th!

Tomorrow is the day! Give For Good Day!!! Give For Good is a 24 hour online giving challenge that brings North Louisiana together to benefit our local nonprofits! In addition to receiving your generous donations, WERLA has a chance to receive prizes given to nonprofits who raise the most money on different hours throughout the day! Help us by giving to WERLA tomorrow, May 5th and telling everyone you know to give as well! Visit www.giveforgoodnla.org for more information!

Give For Good is a 24 hour online giving challenge that brings North Louisiana together to benefit our local nonprofits! In addition to receiving your generous donations, WERLA has a chance to receive prizes given to nonprofits who raise the most money on different hours throughout the day! Help us by giving to WERLA on Tuesday, May 5th and telling everyone you know to give as well! Visit www.giveforgoodnla.org for more information!

Last year, WERLA saw more than 1,000 animals come through our door. However we ended the year with a significant financial deficit. Please consider giving to WERLA on May 5th during Give For Good day! Together we can preserve Louisiana wildlife! Visit www.giveforgoodnla.org for more info and to GIVE on May 5th!

Help us fill these little mouths! Give For Good is a 24 hour online giving challenge that brings North Louisiana together to benefit our local nonprofits! In addition to receiving your generous donations, WERLA has a chance to receive prizes given to nonprofits who raise the most money on different hours throughout the day! Help us by giving to WERLA on May 5th and telling everyone you know to give as well! Visit www.giveforgoodnla.org for more information!

Every day, animals in the wild around the world are negatively affected by humans. The WWF 2014 Living Planet Report said “The Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years”. Rehabilitaters across the globe work tirelessly to tip these scales back a little through rescue, rehabilitation and release. But funding is desperately needed! Help your corner of the world save wildlife by donating to WERLA on Give For Good day on May 5th! Visit www.giveforgood.nla.org for more info and to GIVE!

[05/01/20]   Give For Good is a 24 hour online giving challenge that brings North Louisiana together to benefit our local nonprofits! In addition to receiving your generous donations, WERLA has a chance to receive prizes given to nonprofits who raise the most money on different hours throughout the day! Help us by giving to WERLA May 5th and telling everyone you know to give as well! Visit www.giveforgoodnla.org for more information!

The Great Horned Owl from Norton Art Gallery is almost ready to move to our flight pen to be evaluated for flight strength and skills before determining release! All of the defense mechanisms kicked right in for this fierce bird. In this video you hear the clicking noises made with their beak and the hiss sound between clicks as well as the defensive posture of fluffing up their feathers making them look twice as big to predators. I wouldn’t cross this guy if I found him in the wild!

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Great Horn Owl babies are growing quickly and graduated to an outdoor pen this week!

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A Fox Gets A Second Chance
Birds of a feather? Who cares!
Getting To The Other Side
Pop goes the weasel!
Liberty says more fish please!

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