Give wildlife a second chance on #GivingTuesday!

LTWC raises, rehabilitates and releases hundreds of animals each year. The spring and summer months are our busiest, but we still have many patients that arrive during the colder months. This time of year can be particularly perilous for many young animals experiencing their first winter. Those who sustain injuries from cars, powerlines, pets and other hazards can perish quickly without medical attention and a warm, safe place to recover. Other animals who are with us this time of year require long-term care.

We are open all year to help wildlife in need, but we cannot do this without your support. Please take a few moments to give to LTWC and help us continue giving these animals a second chance!

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An injured flying squirrel gets a second chance (and a tiny cast)

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This young flying squirrel was injured by a dog and arrived at LTWC with a broken leg. He spent several weeks in a cast – a very tiny cast! – until his leg mended. He is now out of the cast and using his leg, and will be released in the next month.

Patients with Long-Term Care Needs

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This black bear cub from Azusa, California, came to us last summer after walking up to a hiker on a trail. She had clear signs of trauma upon arrival, such as a missing left ear. She also had some neurological damage that became apparent in the days and weeks following her arrival. For example, she would climb up to a platform in her enclosure, only to forget how to find her way down. We are currently working out the details of her permanent home – stay tuned over the next few weeks for more details!

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Emma the bald eagle has been with us for over a year. We unfortunately had to amputate her severely-damaged right wing after several months of trying unsuccessfully to heal it. She is still healing from her surgery; once she has fully healed, she will stay with us as an educational animal.

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This peregrine falcon was found on a railroad track with injuries to its wing. Although we were able to set a fracture in her ulna, the phalanges (the equivalent of finger bones) were unrepairable. As a result, she will not be releasable. We are continuing to care for her as she heals from her injuries and are working with the US and California Departments of Fish and Wildlife.

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