GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - Taking care of the world around is equal to the care we take of ourselves. Over the last several years I have had many opportunities to visit The Lowell Farm and Wildlife Center. This center is a non-profit haven for all types of animals and has been in existence since 2005.
Sjana Gordon is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator of 17 years and also has several volunteers who are also trained and well versed in wild animal care.
On average they take in about 2000 animals per year. Everything from rescued or relinquished farm animals to flying squirrels and fauns. Most animals are rehabilitated and then released back in to the wild. Some that would not be able to survive on their own become permanent residents while others are mercifully euthanized if their pain or condition is too extreme. I applaud the people who have taken on a job such as this. Aside from the selfless dedication and hard work involved the monetary cost is also great. Ryan, a volunteer from the center who spoke with me said that a rehab can cost anywhere from $65 to $150 per animal. Lowell wildlife center is completely privately funded through donations.
Both have lots of great information on what the center has going on and also what you should do if you find lost or injured wildlife.
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