Wild ARC patients
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Firstly, this entry won't steal a spot from any of the other amazing photos, but it is one way to show you care about helping wild animals in care at Wild ARC!
You may not recognize this baby bird at first, but this little one will grow up to be a majestic barn owl... or will it?
This is a story of a brave little owlet that deserves a place in the upcoming Wildlife photo book and you can donate/vote to make that happen!
A little tuft of fluff was noticed in the rubble of a collapsed barn by some very keen construction workers. As you can see, it turned out to be a little owlet separated from their mother and nest. The thoughtful workers gave the BC SPCA Animal Helpline a call and Wild ARC staff sprang into action.
This ball of downy white feathers was admitted to Wild ARC and was covered in waste and smelled like death upon arrival, but miraculously, had no bruising or significant injuries!
As is the case with all baby animals, it’s best if they’re raised by their natural parents so Wild ARC staff worked with the Ministry of Environment for nest box installation and monitoring with the hope of reuniting the little one with mom. Unfortunately, our attempts were not successful and it was clear the baby owl would have to stay in care until ready for release.
The orphaned owl was transferred to our friends at OWL in Delta, by a volunteer helicopter pilot (thank you Norm!) for further care in the company of other owls. It didn't take long for Norm to bring this now fully grown bird back to us, to be released back into the wild!
This is what Wildlife-In-Focus is all about - helping wild animals.
If you want to help wild animals, like this owlet, and you think this little one deserves a page in the upcoming Wildlife-In-Focus book, donate/vote right now.
Every vote helps patients in need with essential funds for the specialized care these animals receive. This is your last chance to enter or vote - the contest only runs until 11:59 on July 26.