I've been such a baaaaad blogger the past few weeks. (sorry mom!) I really don't have any good excuses. Work has been busy and I've just been lazy. Apologies all around!
I really like this lamp from Target. We have such an assortment of lamps that don't go together...they all need to be replaced with these! (Sam would just LOVE that!)
If you're not living under a rock, you've heard about the economic and ecological disaster happening in the Gulf of Mexico. As I type, oil is washing up on the shores of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and getting extremely close to Texas and Florida. As a rehabber, the images shown on the news is devestating and heartbreaking. I want to do something. I have to do something. The Alabama Wildlife Center is currently on hold, waiting for the call for help from the officials at the Theodore Oiled Bird Station near Mobile, Alabama. I'll hopefully be attending an orientation today to visit the facility and get aquanted with it.
Those facilities are paid for by BP, but the paraprofessionals and those with experience who have signed up to help are doing so voluntarily. AWC must somehow find the funds to send its animal care staff and experienced volunteers in order to help. This is especially difficult during the busy time of year when we get at least 5 animals in a day and have hundreds of baby birds and many baby raptors to feed.
So please, donate to your local wildlife rehabilitators who desperately need the funds so that they can send those people who are experienced in dealing with wildlife.
You can search thru the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Associations website to find a local rehabber.
You can designte funding for Oil Spill Relief for AWC on the website.
This is going to be a loooong, hard, heartbreaking road that will have to be traveled for many years to come. I hope that people won't forget about this even after some other national newsmaker hits the airwaves.