Monday, August 23, 2010

Florida Wild Mammal Association

Since Al worked too hard yesterday, he is in the mood for a "fun day."  He suggested we go out to the Florida Wild Mammal Association sanctuary and look at the place. 

It appears that they do a lot of good work rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife.  We are both animal lovers, so this may be the place we will donate a  lot of our stuff. They are accepting donations for a large garage sale next month.

Anyway, in doing some research, I came upon a blog from one of the volunteers.  I didn't get too far, but saw this interesting story about a rescued baby deer.  It was hilarious and I wanted to share.

Here is a quote I took from her post on July 25th.

Babies Galore!

FWMA is in the middle of baby season and things don’t seem to be slowing down at all.  There are several baby deer, many raccoons, 2 sets of sibling foxes, and birds of all shapes and sizes!
Although there is hope, one of the sad stories is of this precious baby deer.  Mama deer put their babies in places where they will be camouflaghed – they are often hidden in plain sight, and unfortunately, sometimes you don’t see them until it’s too late.  Such is the case with this baby.  Mowing his yard, the man didn’t see the baby until it was too late.  But after he hit it, he did the right thing and took it to FWMA.  One of the legs is broken and the other is badly cut – but the baby is doing very well!  Amazingly well!  Please keep her in your thoughts!
There is one thing about baby deer that a lot of people don’t know – when they are very young, they can’t go to the bathroom on their own!  They have to be ‘stimulated’ to go!  Mama deer does this by licking the little baby’s butt!  Well now, let me tell you – when Chris put out a call for a volunteer to become the Official FWMA Baby Deer Buttlicker – no one applied for the job!!!  So below is a clip of how it’s done!  Ya learn something new everyday, huh?"

I know this is true because we have rescued some baby kittens that also needed help going to the bathroom.  We had to use damp cloths to get the job done!

Check out this Blog   There are some cute videos and more info on their good work.

We're going to call them and see if we can come out for a tour.

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