Thank you for helping take care of me! Love, Lefty the Squirrel
We are getting ready for spring! This is one of our squirrels currently in our care. His left leg was broken earlier in the fall but has healed nicely.
Soon we will be receiving calls about baby squirrels who have fallen from the tree. Storms and wind sometimes bring down the nests and the babies. Momma squirrel will usually grab her babies and take care of them, but based on the weather, it's probably too cold now for them to survive. Put babies in a box with a t-shirt or dish towel (no terrycloth) and keep them warm. You can put a heating pad on low under half of the box. This way, if they get too warm, they can scoot away from the heat. DO NOT FEED OR WATER THEM!
Call us and we can help! 402-473-1951.
ON FROZEN POND - No, not the Henry Fonda/Katharine Hepburn movie ON GOLDEN POND. This rescue was made possible by volunteers Nick and the Henry family who spent part of their Sunday morning rescuing an injured duck from an Omaha apartment complex lake. She is recovering nicely!
What is Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. ?
Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer-based organization dedicated to the raising and rehabilitating of orphaned and injured wildlife from the state of Nebraska, with the goal being to release them back into the wild.
Our volunteers are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, including all holidays. The Hotline Number is a 24 hour answering service available for after hours, to take messages. There are some volunteers that are available for after-hours care, depending on the type of animal. Please call the Hotline if you have questions about a wild animal, need assistance with an injured or orphaned animal or you would like more information on becoming a member of WRT!
During the spring and summer months our volunteers are very busy with animal care. If there is any way you can transport the animal to a WRT member, it would be very helpful and much appreciated. The on-call person can direct you to the closest WRT volunteer available based on your location.
If you have any questions or concerns about injured or orphaned wildlife, please call the Hotline at (402) 473-1951.
Working under state and federal permits, Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. is a non-profit, independent, all volunteer-based organization dedicated to raising and rehabilitating Nebraska's orphaned and injured wildlife for the eventual release back into their natural habitat. Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. operates with no federal, state or city funding, but depends totally upon private contributions, membership fees and donations of supplies and services. No salaries are paid to any member of WRT.
Or, send your donations to: WRT P.O. Box 80127 Lincoln, Ne 68501