Oct 7, 2021

San Rafael CA & USA: How to Make This Halloween Safe for Wildlife

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From: Ellyn Weisel, WildCare <wildcare@discoverwildcare.org>
Date: Thu, Oct 7, 2021, 10:00 AM
Subject: How to Make This Halloween Safe for Wildlife

October 7, 2021
Halloween Decorations Can Be Dangerous for Wildlife!
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For this Western Screech Owl, a family's outdoor Halloween decorations weren't just scary, they were life-threatening!

A Marin Humane officer responded to a call from homeowners saying that their artificial spider web had ensnared an accidental victim.

Upon arrival at the home, the officer found the owl hanging upside down and blinking. He gently snipped the bird out of the web, and brought him, panting with stress and still wrapped in filament, to WildCare.

Another patient, a pigeon, was found at Fisherman's Wharf also wrapped in fake spiderwebbing. He had a tightly wound piece of filament caught around his foot that required medical care in the Wildlife Hospital.

WildCare's Wildlife Hospital treats dozens of different animals for entanglement injuries every year.

We know that the very next patient admitted could also have something spooky or spangly snarled around his body. This is a dangerous time of year for wildlife.
Click to learn how to make your Halloween wildlife-safe...
Become a Wildlife Ambassador Program Volunteer!
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WildCare is currently looking for Wildlife Ambassador Program Volunteers with weekend availability!

Wildlife Ambassador volunteers educate the public on how to live well with wildlife, and they provide care for our educational animals at WildCare. These animals can no longer survive in the wild and they now serve as ambassadors for their species.

These volunteers participate in educational presentations, school programs, events and more, as well as performing enrichment and husbandry for our Wildlife Ambassadors.

This incredible opportunity is available to applicants 18 or older who can commit to a four-hour weekend shift once per week. Interested volunteers must attend an orientation, complete the application, and go through an interview process to determine fit.

We will be hosting an orientation and informational session on Oct 13th, so start your application and RSVP by going to bit.ly/WCAmbApp.
Click to Register now!
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It's Owl Box Cleaning Season!
Do you have a Barn Owl nesting box on your property? Now is the time to get it cleaned!

October and November are owl box cleaning season, and the Hungry Owl Project is offering box cleaning by appointment.

Get your box ready for next spring's owlets!

To schedule please email info@hungryowls.org today!
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Photo(s) courtesy of:
Dave Stapp, Marin Humane; Drew Altizer Photography; Jacqueline Lewis
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