- Three female fugitives wanted in New Jersey restaurant theft arrested in Illinois
- Man guilty in 2012 crash into home that injured 8-year-old
- McDonald’s: Federal complaint says company is joint employer
- T-Mobile settlement: $90M for cell phone bill cramming
- Shelter Care Ministries gets $30,000 grant
- Even more dead bees?
- Holiday travel: 98.6 million plan getaway, most on record
- Scam artists posing as utility reps, demanding payment
- Holiday mailing deadlines approach, Rockford Post Office warns
- Hispanics more than half of all renters, yet most are uninsured
Appreciation for wildlife rehabbers
My husband and I recently had the pleasure of meeting a wildlife rehabber after we discovered an abandoned baby rabbit. Once we determined the mother was not coming back, we called Christa to see if she could help. She compassionately agreed to take the little guy, despite the very slim odds that he would survive. These amazing rehabbers who freely give of their time, using their own funds, offer a safe haven for countless wild animals. It takes a special person to be able to commit to the constant care these animals require, and sometimes the outcome can be heartbreaking. Volunteering is a rewarding experience, but it can also be a thankless job. The next time you need a wildlife rehabber, please remember to say thank you, and the gift of a donation, I’m sure, is always very much appreciated.
From the Sept. 11-17, 2013, issue