The wildlife species of the world struggle today more than they did at any other time in history to survive and this is all because of people’s actions. Since the dawn of civilization, man has been adjusting the environment to suit his needs and hurting nature in the process. Habitat loss due to expansion of human settlements and commercialization as well as pollution has caused some species to disappear while others teeter on the brink of extinction. And to make matters worse, these poor animals are unable to push back against these harmful practices. Durham residents can play a role in helping earth’s wildlife citizens by using humane wildlife control and removal methods to resolve intrusion issues. But their input doesn’t have to stop there.
Wildlife Preservation and Protection Groups
Thankfully, the wildlife citizens of the world are receiving help and attention from organizations established to preserve and protect them. Teams from these organizations rescue wildlife animals from dangerous situations and if they discover injuries, they nurse them back to health before releasing them into suitable habitats. One such organization is the Soper Creek Wildlife rescue, one of Skedaddle’s partners in an effort to protect and preserve Canada’s wildlife species.
How You Can Help
One way to assist in the effort to save our wildlife and by extension our planet is to help equip the organizations that dedicate their efforts to preserving nature. You’d be surprised to find that any of the items they use to help the animals they rescue are actually everyday items that you sometimes discard without a second thought. Used mascara brushes are a perfect example. These tiny brushes are perfect for brushing through the fur and feathers of small animals and removing unwanted debris that may be lodged beneath the fur. They are also helpful in the removal of mites, fleas, and ticks. Wildlife rescue workers collect these and clean and disinfect them before using them on the animals but they do ask that donations be sent in good clean condition. When you send your used mascara wands to wildlife preservation teams, you are recycling which means less garbage.
Another item that rescue centers can’t get enough of is heating pads, specifically the ones without an off button, which means they’ll stay on overnight without human intervention. These pads provide life-saving warmth to wildlife animals that are rescued from threatening temperatures or had to be relocated.
Skedaddle uses a bird jug to allow homeowners and their children see as baby birds grow and get nurtured by their mothers. These jugs come with a rain flap which is designed to keep water out. If you have anything similar you can send it on down to your nearest wildlife rescue center as they will definitely have a need for it.
Food is also important as the animals must eat while they recover. They try to keep the food as close as possible to what the animals would find in their natural habitat. These include nuts and seeds as well as berries. They also need meat to feed the carnivores they rescue.
What’s Needed at Soper Creek?
At Soper Creek, there is an immediate need for items. These include temporary nests/housing such as laundry baskets and large cardboard boxes that are used to transport the animals. A generator would also be a great gift as it would ensure that the center has electricity during power outages.
To feed the animals they shelter, they need unsalted natural nuts and seeds as well as all kinds of fresh or frozen berries. They also need unflavoured Pedialyte and strawberry or vanilla flavoured Ensure.
Durham’s wildlife rescue services need your help to save the lives of the region’s wildlife citizens. As you reach out a hand to help, do remember that using humane wildlife control teams like Skedaddle is also important in helping the citizens of the wild to thrive, and by extension preserve the earth for future generations.