Animal Hospital: Rescuing Urban Wildlife by Julia Coey

Animal Hospital: Rescuing Urban Wildlife

byJulia CoeyIntroduction byNathalie Karvonen

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Our cities are already filled with a huge variety of wildlife. As urban areas expand, they impinge on the natural habitats of animals that would not otherwise find themselves in an urban setting, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as rare, threatened and even endangered wildlife.

Animal Hospital describes how injured and orphaned wild animals are rehabilitated and cared for after being rescued from perilous situations. It follows the activities of an urban animal rescue facility and the efforts of the trained professionals that rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release the animals.

Kids will learn about the amazing wild animals that they may encounter in their neighborhoods, even the most recognizable have fascinating traits. They will get tips on how to protect and support urban wildlife, and learn what to do if they encounter an animal that needs help.

There are exciting real-life stories about rescued animals with photographs that give readers an up-close look. While including animals in North America, Animal Hospital also describes international efforts that encourage conservation and awareness.

This is a valuable title in the classroom and an exciting and inspiring choice for any youngster.

About The Author

A leader in the field of wildlife rehabilitation, Toronto Wildlife Centre is the only veterinary hospital and rehabilitation facility for sick, injured and orphaned wild animals in the Greater Toronto Area and one of the busiest in Canada. Julia Coey developed outreach materials for The Toronto Wildlife Centre. Julia Coey

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Title:Animal Hospital: Rescuing Urban WildlifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.25 inPublished:September 2, 2015Publisher:Firefly BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770855718

ISBN - 13:9781770855717

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Introduction In 1992, wildlife biologist Nathalie Karvonen was working at a humane society in Toronto when she noticed a pressing need for wildlife rehabilitation services. Not only were there few options for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, there was a lack of information and support for the people who wanted to help. In response, she founded the non-profit organization Toronto Wildlife Centre in 1992 with a handful of dedicated volunteers. What started as a basic wildlife information hotline run from a single phone is now a full service wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center with a dedicated rescue team. Today, Toronto Wildlife Centre's hotline is run by a team of staff and volunteers who handle tens of thousands of calls each year. Over 80,000 sick, injured and orphaned wild animals representing more than 270 different species have been helped -- approximately 5,000 animals a year. This is only the tip of the iceberg. All around the world, hundreds of thousands of wild animals are hurt by direct and indirect contact with humans. But wildlife rehabilitators are changing these odds. This book tells the story of wildlife rehabilitation through the work of one of the busiest wildlife rehabilitation centers in Canada, and was made possible by Toronto Wildlife Centre's dedicated staff, volunteers and donors. Thank you for changing the world one animal at a time! To learn more about the center and how you can help sick, injured and orphaned wild animals visit www.torontowildlifecentre. com.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Understanding Wildlife Rehabilitation

    A Dangerous World
    Changing the Odds
    Education and Awareness
    Myth-Busting
    Is Wildlife Rehab Important?

Chapter 2: Rehabilitation in Action

    A Call for Help
    The Hotline at Work
    Assessment and Admitting
    Babies in Care
    Helping Baby Birds

Chapter 3: Life in a Rehabilitation Center

    Creativity Required
    Enclosures
    Diet
    A Skunk Story
    A Day in the Life of a Vet
    Raptor Rescue

Chapter 4: To the Rescue!

    Common Loon Rescue
    An Oily Mess
    Saving the Swans

Chapter 5: Release

    Making a Difference

Getting Involved
Wildlife Rehabilitation around the World

Photo Credits
Resources
Index

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Gorgeous color photographs and interesting information make this small book seem much larger.