Posted by: Wild Instincts | January 19, 2011

Inspection Day

Today is Inspection Day.

In a couple hours, the WDNR Wildlife Rehab Liaison and an area WDNR warden will come to inspection our “facilities”.

It’s a strange thing, spending 13 years at a wildlife center building dozen of cages from scratch, retrofitting even more-building it into a respectable, model rehab facility and waking up one day to find yourselves starting over from square one.

Sort of like the movie Ground Hog Day.

We’ve gone from a fairly large facility to a converted rehab “room” in the garage.

We’re back to spending every waking moment getting creative about what can become a suitable cage and how quickly.  Thought processes we had put behind us as the other facility was brought up to our standards.

No matter. We’re very practiced at it.

The physical parts of a facility are just a small portion of the picture. They can take our physical caging and let it collect dust.

They can’t take our knowledge or our skills or our passion or our commitment – the biggest part of wildlife rehab. That huge part will always be with us wherever we go.

To us wildlife rehab isn’t just a hobby or a job. It’s a way of life. Our life.

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