May 27, 2011



From: Marie Atake <>
Date: Fri, May 27, 2011 at 8:57 AM
Subject: FW: Tree trimmers strike again!
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From: Valley Wildlife Care, wildlife rehabilitation <>
Date: Thu, May 26, 2011 at 9:50 AM
Subject: Tree trimmers strike again!

Each spring we always enter the season with the hopes that tree trimmers will refrain from illegally removing nests. As our baby unit is overflowing and we are trying to keep up with all of the orphans that will need to arrive for a second chance, the ones that come from tree trimming is especially disappointing as these could have and should have been prevented.
This nest of 4 hatchling coopers hawks were illegally removed by a tree trimmer and left at our facility in their nest. We are thankful that these babies did not end up in the chopper and that someone cared enough to seek help for them. We are disappointed that these birds became orphans like hundreds of others due to human ignorance.
Please do not trim trees in the spring and summer. It's better for the trees and the birds!
Brenda Varvarigos, Executive Director
Valley Wildlife Care, a 501 (c) (3) non profit, volunteer organization
6520 Platt Ave #203
West Hills, CA 91307
Dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating California's orphaned and injured native wildlife