Gold Country Wildlife Rescue sees uptick in work in recent years

LAKE OF LAKE TAHOE GOLD COUNTRY WILDLIFE RESCUES. WORKED AROUND RTOE HABIL, KACR THREE COMMUNITY CHAMPION, BUT THEIR WORK HAS SEEN A RAPID. INCREASE IN RECENT YEARS I’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR OVER 30 YEARS. TO STEIN HAS A PASSION FOR THESE ANIMALS. THEY JUST CAME IN ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. THE FIRST THING WE DO IS WARM THEM UP. KEMA SURE THEY’RE DRY AND THEN WE’LL GET THEM FLUIDS. TH’EYVE BEEN AWAY FROM MOM FOR THREE DS.AY THIS IS A BABY AROUND TNOW GOLD COUNTRY WILDLIFE RESCUE REHABILITATE ASNIMALS FOUND IN THE WDIL WE TAKE IN CALIFORNIA WILDLIFE. THAT’S SICK ORPHANED OR INJURED. SO THIS IS A CRAZY BIG JOB AND IT REQUIRES A LOT OF VERY HIGHLY TRAIDNE STAFF A LOT OF VOLUNTEERS ANDON DATIONS. WE RELY SOLELY ON DONATIONS AND IVATPRE GRANTS. IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE GE TTHIS SUPPORT BECAUSE IT’S THE ONLY WAY WE CAN KEEP OUR DOORS OPEN WORK TO SAVE BABY BIRD SQUIRRELS RACCOONS AND BARN OWLS. SO IN THE PAST FEW YEARS WE’VE PROVIDED ATECU CARE TO BURNED BEARS BURNEDN I OUR WILDFIRES RECENTLY. THEY RELEASED TWO BEARS BACK INTO THE WILD. THEY ARE A FASCINATING ANIMAL TO WATCH AND LEARN ABOUT RIGHT NOW. THEY HAVE ABOUT 600 ANIMALS THAT’S HALF OF WHAT THEY’VE RECEIVED JUST THIS. RECA AND JUST A PORTION OF THE 5,000 EXPECT. ISTH YEAR ALONE LAST YEAR. WE RECEIVED A THOUSAND MORE ANIMALS THAN USUAL MOSTLY BABIES, AND WE ATTRIBUTED IT TO ALL THE TREE AND BRUSH CLEARGIN THAT’S HAPPENING AS WILDFIRE PREVENTION. STEIN SAYS TRADITIONALLY PEOPLE DO THAT IN NOVEMBER THROUGH JANUARY NOW WE HAVE TO CLEAR YEAR-ROUND AND IT’S VERY SAD, AND WE’RE NOT THE ONLY GROUP NOT THE ONLY WILDLIFE RESCUE GROUPSEEN THAT TINC’RE THAT INC RESCUE SAME INFLUX THIS YEAR. IT’S TIRING. IT’S EXHAUSTING BUT IT’S MY PASSION AND IT’S A PASSION OF A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WORK HERE. VOLUNTEER HEER GOLD COUNTRY WILDLIFE RESCUE GIVING ANIMALS A CHANCEO T GO BACK TO THE WILD. WE WORK VERY HARD SO THEY DON’T BECOME HABITUATED TO HUMANS. THEY DO SUCH AMAZING WORK GOLD COUNTRY WHILE THEY RESCUE CARES FOR 2 S00PECIES EVERY YEAR FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT

Project CommUNITY: Gold Country Wildlife Rescue sees uptick in work in recent years

Gold County Wildlife Rescue works year-round to rehabilitate animals back into the wild, but their work has seen a rapid increase in recent years. The group works to serve animals like baby birds, squirrels, raccoons and barn owls. Recently, they even releases two bears back into the wild.Currently, the rescue has about 600 animals — which is just half of what they received just this year, and only a portion of the 5,000 expected this year alone.” received 1,000 more animals than usual. Mostly babies, and we attributed it to all the tree and brush clearing happening as wildfire prevention,” said Sallysue Stein with Gold Country Wildlife Rescue.Stein says that brush clearing traditionally happens from November through January, but now the state has to clear year- round, meaning all wildlife rescue groups have seen increases in patients.” “It’s tiring, it’s exhausting but it’s my passion, and a passion of a lot of people who work here and volunteer here,” Stein said.Find out more in the video player above.

Gold County Wildlife Rescue works year-round to rehabilitate animals back into the wild, but their work has seen a rapid increase in recent years.

The group works to serve animals like baby birds, squirrels, raccoons and barn owls. Recently, they even releases two bears back into the wild.

Currently, the rescue has about 600 animals — which is just half of what they received just this year, and only a portion of the 5,000 expected this year alone.

“Last year, we received 1,000 more animals than usual. Mostly babies, and we attributed it to all the tree and brush clearing happenings as wildfire prevention,” said Sallysue Stein with Gold Country Wildlife Rescue.

Stein says that brush clearing traditionally happens from November through January, but now the state has to clear year-round, meaning all wildlife rescue groups have seen increases in patients.

“It’s tiring, it’s exhausting but it’s my passion, and a passion of a lot of people who work here and volunteer here,” Stein said.

Find out more in the video player above.

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