Ingrid Ilkiw and Rose are both resting on hay. Rose had been
hit by a car and her pelvis was broken in four places. After
3 months of rehabilitation and protection, Rose was able to stand,
walk around the barn and go for short walks. Unfortunately, she
panicked during hurricane Floyd, broke out of her barn, climbed
a steep hill and her heart gave out.
Hooray for her life and her valiant struggle, and thank you
to Ingrid of Wildlife Warriors, a brave warrior and a gentle-hearted
poet. INGRID ILKIW is a wildlife rehabilitator.
HELP WILDLIFE THIS WINTER
BY MAGGIE CIARCIA, WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR
Please don't forget our wildlife during the winter. Please
keep your bird feeders full and some fresh water available. (If
fresh water isn't available, animals can be drawn to any antifreeze
which has been left on the ground. It will kill both wildlife and
Not all our feathered friends migrate and they could use some
of our help this time of year. Squirrels would also appreciate
some nuts and fresh fruit.
Please be careful when lighting your fireplace this winter.
Often, squirrels, raccoons and birds nest in the fireplace and
could be injured from the fire or smoke. Check your fireplace BEFORE
starting a fire. Don't assure the animal will go up the fireplace.
I've seen them come down into the fire and then into the house.
It's not a pretty sight.
Also, keep an eye out for wildlife injured by hunters who couldn't
hit the side of a barn, but manage to injure wildlife and leave
them to suffer and die. I've already received several calls for
turkey and deer with arrows in them!
If you have any questions regarding wildlife please call your
local Wildlife Rehabilitator.
Editor's Note: You can call a local humane society for a list
or your local police department. The game agency licenses rehabilitators,
but will not allow them to collect a fee for any of their work!
You can get a listing from them as well.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A WILDLIFE
The meeting will be moderated by current licensed wildlife
rehabilitators who will explain the importance of saving our wildlife
and what is required to join this dedicated group of volunteers.
How to get licensed, the pros and cons of handling wildlife, and
what types of animals are commonly seen.
A wildlife veterinarian will be there to discuss
Date: January 8, 2000
Place: Greenburg Nature Center
Time: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Cost to cover materials: $15.00
To Register please call 914-476-1370
BRING LUNCH, BEVERAGES WILL BE PROVIDED ADULTS