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Wildlife Rehabilitation

Just Because A Raccoon Is Out In The Daytime Doesn't Mean It's Rabid

Allison McClure | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Allison McClure

Many of us grew up being told raccoons definitely have rabies when they are seen during the day. However, a raccoon that's active during the day is not necessarily sick or dangerous.

Animals the Size of the Nail on Your Pinky Finger Which Require Feeding Every 15 Minutes

Ken White | Posted 04.12.2016 | San Francisco
Ken White

A few readers contacted me after my last post to question my comment, noting that Peninsula Humane Society accepts all animals including native wildli...

This Fruit Bat Is An Important Part Of The Ecosystem. She Also Enjoys Belly Rubs

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.18.2015 | Good News

You are perhaps scared of bats. It's understandable; they get a lot of bad press. Plus, there's the whole Dracula thing. In reality though, bats are v...

After Months Of Serious TLC, Orphan Elephant Who Was Severely Ill Is Bouncing Back

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.18.2015 | Good News

For the past few months, Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa has been keeping a pretty big secret. How big? As big as an elephant. Literally. ...

Officials Appalled By What's Insides These Crates

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green

Last week, officials at the Laos border stopped a suspicious man who was trying to cross into Thailand with dozens of red crates. When they opened the...

Smart Zoo Has Its Caging Priorities Right

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green

Finding a way to share the natural world with the world's most probing, curious animals — human beings — is complicated. But one zoo in New Zealan...

Boy Watches Owls On TV, Real Owl Shows Up To Join Him

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.31.2015 | Weird News

Marlo Sarmiento was a few minutes into watching an animated TV show about owls with his 5-year-old son Ollie the other night when he got distracted by...

Arin Greenwood

These Adorable Knitted Nests Are Helping To Keep Injured Baby Animals Safe | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.11.2015 | Good News

Katie Deline-Ray is affectionately known by her loved ones as the "crazy nest lady." She isn't quite sure how many mini handmade havens she's knitted ...

No, You Shouldn't Bring Home Baby Bears

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green

Here's one to file under "I can't believe they had to issue a warning over that." Oregon wildlife officials are warning the public not to take home...

People and Other Animals: Saga of One Little Squirrel

Ken White | Posted 03.09.2015 | San Francisco
Ken White

We take our work home with us. Perhaps no field of work better illustrates that saying than animal welfare. Those of us who work at humane organizations, almost all of us, share our homes with more animals than anyone outside the field would think sane.

Baby Squirrel Passes Out After Delicious Meal

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green

It's baby squirrel season, one of two times per year the wee ones are born. Sometimes the little animals become separated from their mothers and sibli...

Baby Screech Owls

Ken White | Posted 08.26.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

Unlike most humane organizations, Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA also provides care for injured and orphaned native wild animals. And this time of ye...

This Baby Squirrel Took A Bad Fall, So An Incredible Animal Rescue Gave Her A Wee Cast

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

This poor baby squirrel fell a really long way out of her nest and onto a sidewalk, where she got pretty banged up. Photo credit: City Wildlife ...

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?

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.

Saving Kenya's Colobus Monkeys

Kevin Richberg | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green
Kevin Richberg

I'm drawn to wildlife conservation efforts like a moth to a flame. More than ever, the animals and plants we share this magnificent planet with need o...

Squirrels, Raptors Have A New Best Friend In Washington

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.05.2013 | Green

Indigenous wildlife in the nation's capital goes well beyond Democrats and Republicans. In fact the District has "hundreds of species," says Anne ...

Pelicans in Need of Care

Ken White | Posted 09.19.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

In a typical year, PHS/SPCA may see 20-25 pelicans, but not in a concentrated time frame. I have to say that standing in the room with these remarkable and very large birds feels a bit like sharing space with a flock of Pterodactyl.

A Tale of Two Ravens

Livia McRee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Livia McRee

Working as a wildlife rehabilitator has many ups and downs. The sadness of watching animals suffer can be overwhelming and often seems pointless. But occasionally there are bright spots that put everything into perspective.