Monday, August 10, 2009

Hoots, Howls, and Hollers 08/10/2009

This is part of an e mail that I received not too long ago. I applaud the Hotline for this stellar performance.

When we came across a young bird in our front yard that looked out of place this past weekend we knew you were the organization to call. When we called your organization and left a message, you promptly returned our call. I'm sure your volunteers get hundreds of calls like this on a regular basis. But they treated us like they were happy to help us with our concern. They were very pleasant and patient when explaining the best action to take was no action at this time and why. We really appreciate that. We assume the bird has since gone on its way and is doing what birds do as we have not seen it the past couple days.

This is a common response from people who have reason to contact Liberty Wildlife’s Hotline for assistance with a wide variety of wildlife problems. One of the greatest assets Liberty provides for the community is our Wildlife Hotline. Perhaps you have been in the position of finding an injured, orphaned or ill wild animal in your yard or along your path and are eager to help the suffering animal, but you don’t feel qualified to act on your own. There is nothing more frustrating and/or daunting than trying to find help in a hurry when there seems to be no one available. Liberty’s Hotline is there to assist when possible and the long arm extends statewide. Not only is valuable educational information dispensed to hopefully alleviate the situation, but also help can be dispatched via our Rescue and Transport team. Working the Hotline is a valuable, critical, and honorable way to help wildlife in need.

Recently, a couple of stalwart volunteers who handled many shifts have had to leave their positions and the Hotline finds itself in need of new volunteers with a hankering to answer the “calls from the wild”!

If you would like to help us with our mission from the comfort of your home; if you’d like to help wildlife in need and help caring but distressed people; if you’d like an extremely gratifying volunteer involvement with a weekly shift and a small two hour training at your convenience, please don’t hesitate to let us know. The Hotline offers opportunities for shifts between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. every day of the week, every day of the year. It is something that can be done after work, on weekends. You will know from the grateful e mails like the one that opened this blog, that you are indeed appreciated and that you are making a difference. Wildlife thanks you, we thank you, your higher self thanks you! Call now to learn more about what you can do. Pick up the phone…call now—480-998-5550.

1 comment:

zopeloti said...

Beautiful letter, both from the person requesting help and you acknowledging the often forgotten Hot Line volunteers. They are a special and important part of what Liberty Wildlife is all about.

Joyce Heath