Want to work with baby wild animals? Here's how

Want to work with baby wild animals? Here's how

Want to work with baby wild animals? Here's how

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by SUSAN WYATT / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 15 at 9:28 PM

Do you want to work with adorable baby animals? Here's your chance. PAWS in Lynnwood is looking for volunteers to help care for wildlife this spring.

Every year, PAWS cares for more than 3,000 injured, orphaned or abandoned wildlife. Join the team and you can help feed and care for these remarkable animals.

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Betwee April 1 and Sept. 1,PAWS Wildlife Center teems with adorable baby birds, squirrels, raccoons, chipmunks, opossums – you name it.

According to volunteer coordinator Frances Boyens, baby robins and sparrows are usually the first to arrive at the Wildlife Center, and the season ends when the final baby raccoon is strong enough to scamper out the door. Last baby season, the PAWS Wildlife team even cared for several bear cubs and baby harbor seals.

PAWs says a great number of babies are the survivors of attacks from other animals or the unfortunate victims of human interference. PAWS staff and volunteers spend months meticulously and lovingly rehabilitating them so they can make a successful transition back to their natural habitats.

Volunteers work hands-on with the animals, feeding them and helping nurse them back to health.

“It’s a rewarding and life changing experience,” says one volunteer. “There’s nothing quite like feeding a tiny squirrel, and knowing you’re making the difference between life and death.”

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