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A Place for Injured Wildlife
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What can you do if you find your dog has mangled a young rabbit or you find an abandoned baby raccoon in your yard? Wildlife rehabilitation centers are places that can advise you and accept injured animals for healing and release back into the wild. Susan's guest is Sandy Woltman, a Wildlife Specalist at Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn, which is part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, IL. She will provide useful information and tell us stories of what its like working to save our wild neighbors.
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A Place for Injured Wildlife - Part One
Sandy Wolfman of the Willlowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn, IL gives some insight into the work they do with injured animals, including how they receive the injured animals, and what you should do if you encounter one.
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A Place for Injured Wildlife - Part Two
Sandy discusses some of the common neighborhood items around your yard that could cause injury to animals. She also talks about the dos and don'ts of rescuing & handling baby animals, such as rabbits and coyotes.
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A Place for Injured Wildlife - Part Three
Sandy explains how they release treated animals back into the wild, and gives some information about some of the permanent residents of their rescue center.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Sandy Woltman
Sandy Woltman is the Wildlife Specialist at Willowbrook Wildlife Center, part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. Willowbrook Wildlife Center is a rehabilitation facility that provides care and medical treatment for injured and orphaned animals that are native to northeastern Illinois. Willowbrook has over 100 non-releasable animals on display that are native to northern Illinois. The Center also accepts for treatment almost 8,000 animals a year that are injured, orphaned, or diseased. Find out more about Willowbrook at www.willowbrookwildlife.com. Sandy received a BS in Wildlife Science from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. She is a part-time instructor at the College of DuPage, teaching classes on the care of wildlife in captivity. She is also a vice-president for the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) for which she has been a board member since 2002.

Willowbrook Wildlife Website