At the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, injured animals arrive because of dramatic situations that endanger their lives. Veterinarians, biologists and volunteers sometimes perform miracles: to restore the locomotor capacity of a bear cub with the amputated paw by a train, to feed two orphaned lynx cubs, to feed at every two hours a newborn deer, or remove the shots (pellets) from the wing of a shot bird. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center froom Focșani, is one of the most efficient places where a wild animal can be rehabilitated.
Professional staff (veterinarians, biologists, wildlife specialists, etc.) as well volunteers dedicate passionately they free time for the center activities. They are involved in daily management and maintenance activities, so that from one month to another we manage to improve the survival and rehabilitation rate for wildlife. We strongly believe that, together, we can improve the life-saving process of endangered animals!
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is authorized for the rehabilitation of wildlife at national level. However, the operational procedures for rapid intervention in certain serious cases, and the intervention time required for traveling over very long distances is a factor to be taken into account in assuming some cases. In this context, for operationality, the Center will prioritize the interventions at regional level and the cases located near other rehabilitation centers will be directed to them.
The access is made on the European Road E85, until the roundabout from the intersection with the County Road DJ204E and then another 1Km on the Communal Road DC144.
Excluding natural causes, patients arrive at the center because of road accidents, collisions with anthropogenic structures or as a result of cruelty human acts towards animals.
Decreasing the anthropogenic impact on wildlife has become a pressing necessity, in the context of deforestation, economic activities, expansion of human settlements in the detriment of the natural habitat of animals, etc. Awareness raise of the role of humans in rescuing, treating and, where possible, reintroducing the animals into their natural habitats is a very important step in restoring the balance of forces between human impact and nature.
The aim of the center is to rehabilitate injured or sick wild animals and to release them to their natural environment. At the same time, the center aims to contribute to educating the general public about how to act when they find wild animals in difficulty.
Signs that an animal is sick or injured:
• Has obvious wounds or bleeding
• Breathing problems
• Difficulty keeping the head up
• Difficulty or inability to stand
• Flight problems for birds
• Signs of neurological trauma, such as seizures or walking in a circle
Never approach an animal without first consulting a wildlife specialist. Even small animals can produce serious injuries. If you have been bitten by a wild animal, look for medical care immediately.
Unless you get other indications, here’s what to do while you wait for the help to come:
• Put the animal in a transport cage/box. If using a cardboard box, make small holes for air to enter (not while the animal is in the box). Line the bottom of the box with a towel (or other thick textile) or newspapers.
• Wear gloves when handling wild animals, they can transmit diseases.
• Keep the animal in a quiet environment and transport it to the nearest vet or to the nearest wildlife rehabilitation center.
• It is very important that during handling and transport the animal is in a safe and quiet place. The animals are already scared, and the extra stress can aggravate their medical condition.
In the villages near the center, in Biliești and Vânători have been installed segmental boxes with a unidirectional system in which the people who want to help the animals in difficulty, can donate different cereals. If you have the opportunity to donate a quantity of cereals or other food for wild animals (concentrated grains, fruits or hay) please contact us at phone number 0731471042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and a team from us will ensure their transportation.
If you love nature and you want to help save and rehabilitate wild animals, then you are in the right place! Volunteer at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center! The center’s location is Petrești, Vrancea County. To register, you can find us on the phone number 0731471042 or email email@example.com.
Other ways to get involved in saving wildlife can be found HERE.
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