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WBR in the News

The Warren Reporter published a wonderful piece about the interns at Wild Baby Rescue. Check out the article, "Volunteers lead Wild Baby Rescue in Blairstown" (December 17, 2010).

Wild Tails from South Africa

You may have noticed that our newsletter is now called American Wild Tails. We are sharing our newsletter name with a wildlife rehabilitation center in South Africa.

The plight of wildlife joins us half the way around the world. We are honored to be a sister rehab to South Africa’s Be Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and Wildlife Hospital.

The City Crocodile

Excerpt from South African Wild Tails
by Sandra Pretorius

I got a call one sunny Tuesday afternoon from our local newspaper asking if I could go and get a crocodile from somebody’s front garden. I replied “no problem, what’s the address”, but inside my stomach felt like it was sitting in my throat!

We don’t get crocodiles in our part of the country, much less in city front gardens. I did not have the faintest clue of how big it was. I knocked on my neighbor and friend's door and politely asked if she would mind catching a croc with me. After the nervous laughing fits we finally set off to the address. In my mind I went through all the moves I have seen Steve Irwin do.

My friend was ready with the duct tape. I was sure if I could just sit on it, my weight would pin it to the ground.

A huge sigh of release when we got there and this is what I found. . .

Baby Crocodile in South Africa


a small little crocodile of about 65cm! It lived in my bath tub for about a week, then off he went to the Reptile Park an hour and a half away.

American Wild Tails

The Wild Tails Newsletter is a printed newsletter. To join the mailing list please email and include your mailing address in the message. Excerpts from the newsletter follow.

Wild Baby Rescue

A Message from Director Hope Kosch-Davison | 2010 in Review

Kelly staffs the pumpkin painting table

Photo (above): Kelly staffs the pumpkin painting table of the Open House

Another year comes to a close. We began in January with three tiny Black Bear Cubs. What a memorable way to start. Then came the little pink squirrels and infant raccoons. Newborn fawns began to arrive five weeks early. Then fox kits, flying squirrels, opossum, groundhogs, rabbits, and many chipmunk pups.

There were gallons and gallons of formula made, thousands of bottles warmed, hundreds of cages cleaned, mountains of dishes washed, and tons of laundry folded. It was a year of amazing volunteers and interns.

Thank-you to the many generous people who cared enough to rescue, return a baby to its mother, transport, donate and/or volunteer.

October ended with our 10th Anniversary Open House (which was a big success!), and our first Coyote named Shenandoah. November brought foxes, Noel and Bob, so thin and sick with mange. Their rescuers went to great lengths to bring them here for care. Noel will be released on Christmas Eve, weather permitting. Bob, still needing to put on weight, will be staying a bit longer.

We ended the year caring for a total of 601 injured and/or orphaned animals.

Everyone should be very proud.

Rescue Stories

Clover and Moonshine Read About the Red Fox Treated in 2009 Tucker the Raccoon
Read Yebba's Story
Aurora, Mia, Bob and more
Read Cleo's Story
Snickers the Groundhog
Read Flower's Story
Red Fox Read About the Red Fox Treated in 2009 Yebba the Groundhog
Read Yebba's Story
Penny the Fawn
Read Cleo's Story
Three Bears
Read Flower's Story
Flower the Rabbit
Read Flower's Story
Mili-scent the Skunk
Read Milli-scent's Story
Opossum Diary
Read the Opossum Diary
Hagrid the Raccoon Read Hagrid's Story
Cleopatra the Groundhog
Read Cleo's Story
Little Hawk the Squirrel
Read Little Hawk's Story
On behalf of the "Little Lost Ones"
at Wild Baby Rescue Center
we thank you for your support!