By Loretta Saladino
You know your kids get the passion bug when after reading the book Animal Helpers: Wildlife Rehabilitators, they run to their rooms and convert everything from egg crates and shoes, into little creature beds and use baby socks as blankets. All the medical toys are dug out of the toy cabinet and all the stuffed animals are lined up for check ups. Even our family dog, gets a prescription!
This easy to read and eye opening book provides great insight into the profession of Wildlife Rehabilitators and the impact they have on sick and injured animals of providing food and care for orphaned baby animals. To an amateur, the care and nourishment of a needy wildlife animal may leave you feeling helpless. Lots of love and concern but minimal knowledge of what to do. No need to worry, leave it to the experts. Animal Helpers not only love animals, they can keep animals warm and safe from the elements and prey, feed them, provide similar shelters, rescue them from entrapment, perform operations and much much more.
The Creative Minds activities in the back of the book are very informative and interesting. You are sure to know what to do the next time you happen upon a wild animal that may need a little help from a friend. And thankfully you won’t need to set up a nursery for them in your home, unless of course they are made of 50% cotton/50%polyester and stuffed with Dacron fill!
Enjoy Animal Helpers: Wildlife Rehabilitators by Jennifer Keats Curtis with Mary Birney, Victoria Campbell, Kim Johnson, Randy Loftus, Miriam Moyer and Kathy Woods. Published by Sylvan Dell Publishing.
Loretta Saladino is a mommy of two active and adorable children, an interior designer, and owner of Rise and Shine Art.
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