Wildlife rehabilitation needs volunteers
HAMPDEN, Maine (WABI) - Last week, an employee here at TV5 found a squirrel in distress in our back parking lot.
We called a wildlife rehabilitation expert to help us..
It opened our eyes to how much help those that help animals need.
“About a month ago, I got really overwhelmed and really buried,” said Rachel Parsons, who runs R&R Wildlife Rehabilitation in Hampden.
“Rehabilitators around Maine right now need volunteers, need people to come help,” she said. “There’s all sorts of ways that you can help. It’s not just help with the animals.”
Many hands make light work, and when it comes to rehabbing animals, there is a lot of work and usually not a lot of hands.
“You don’t need any qualifications,” explained Parsons. “Somebody with a truck. You need regular transportation, and you need to be somewhat reliable in your time. Also, if someone just wanted to stop by once for a few hours and say, what can I do, laundry? A rehabilitator could say you could fold that laundry, you could do those dishes, you can …
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