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Euthanasia Drugs Reach the Wrong Animals

Alison Hermance | Posted 04.26.2015 | Green
Alison Hermance

Six turkey vultures were brought to WildCare's Wildlife Hospital in San Rafael, California between July and October 2014. All the birds were comatose and barely breathing, presenting a medical mystery to the Wildlife Hospital staff.

Big Ship, Little Bird: WildCare Rescues and Rehabilitates an Injured Seabird Aboard a Cruise Ship

Alison Hermance | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Alison Hermance

Without a radiograph machine, determining if bones are broken on a bird the size of a robin is a real challenge, but Melanie is an expert. Mary held the bird while Melanie gently palpated the bones of the wings, spine and legs. To her relief, no fractures presented.

Winter Storms Mean Deadly Peril for Wildlife -- But These WildCare Patient Survived!

Alison Hermance | Posted 02.16.2015 | Green
Alison Hermance

Some people braved the storm, maybe to walk a dog or just to witness the mayhem first-hand. Fortunately for several wild animals in dire straits, these people became rescuers and brought the animals to WildCare.

Filmmaker Judy Irving - on 'Pelican Dreams'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 12.29.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Sometimes the answer just falls out of the sky. It's clear and obvious -- maybe standing in front of you. Like, love-at-first-sight.

Baby Raccoon Orphans Will Steal Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green

These adorable baby raccoons are just six days old -- and because the animals are born blind and deaf, they need help with absolutely everything. ...

This Bird's Pterodactyl-Like Cry Saved It From Being Bird-Napped

Alison Hermance | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

The Black-crowned Night Heron rookery above in Oakland made national news when a tree-trimming company cut down nesting trees and nearly tossed live baby herons into the wood chipper. Some chicks survived the near-massacre unharmed. This bird is one of those, but the drama in his young life wasn't done yet!

Volunteer Knitters Answer WildCare's Call to Save Baby Birds

Alison Hermance | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

Every year, WildCare's Wildlife Hospital cares for 800-1000 orphaned baby songbirds during the months of May through August. This year we have asked the public to help us knit nests for our baby birds and send them to WildCare.

Baby Gray Foxes Nearly Orphaned by 'Humane' Trip

Alison Hermance | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

A San Rafael, Calif. resident placed a live trap, hoping to get rid of whatever animal had moved in. What she caught surprised her-- two tiny, terrified fox kits.

Mama Opossum and Her Family of Nine

Alison Hermance | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

Many of us have seen opossums lumbering through our yards, or, more often, dead on the side of the road. But very few people have actually seen an opossum's pouch (called a marsupium) in action!

Why Is This Squirrel Wearing a Sweater?

Alison Hermance | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

It's very rare for adult squirrels to fall, as their lives depend on their balance and dexterity. So why had this one lost his grip?

Orphaned Hummingbird Rescued and Brought to WildCare

Alison Hermance | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

As with all birds, turning off lights, closing blinds and making the room as dark as possible to contrast with the open door will encourage the bird to fly out. Even better than potted flowers, if you have a hummingbird feeder, hanging it just outside the door will draw the bird out even faster.

Now-healthy Bobcat Returns to the Wild

Alison Hermance | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

A bad case of ear mites, truly the worst WildCare Medical Staff had ever seen, had caused the cat to deform her own ears with scratching. She had also scratched the cornea of her eye. But this cat is a survivor.

WildCare Heals a Gunshot Red-tailed Hawk

Alison Hermance | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

This Red-tailed Hawk arrived as a patient with a shattered left leg from a gunshot.

A Bobcat at WildCare

Alison Hermance | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

The Bobcat had been seen regularly over the past year at the Del Valle Regional Park in the East Bay, raiding the dumpster where fishermen cleaned their catch.

Call of the WildCare

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

I contacted Arlene Davis, an animal lover who has been volunteering at WildCare for over twenty years. She recently returned from a three-week shift rescuing birds from the BP oil spill at Deepwater Horizon.

The Empathic Web

Narendra Rocherolle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Narendra Rocherolle

Can technology help us build channels that facilitate not just participation and engagement, but true empathy?