Monday, June 28, 2010

Hoots, Howls, and Hollers 06/28/2010

Every animal that comes into Liberty Wildlife, probably 60,000 since we started, has come in because of a person in the community. Maybe it was you. You found an animal in your yard, or hiking, or at the shopping center parking lot, or on the golf course, or wherever. It needed help because it had been hit by a car; it fell out of a nest; it smashed into your plate glass window; whatever…it needed help. If you knew about us, you knew who to call and you got help right away. If you didn’t, you flailed around looking for someone to help you because you cared….whatever. Hopefully you ended up calling 480-998-5550, the Liberty Wildlife Hotline.

Our Wildlife Hotline is the first line of help for everyone in this community with a wildlife issue. It is manned 365 days a year from early morning until late at night, and there is always a way to leave a message that will be retrieved and acted upon. That is because we have Hotliners, the Hotline volunteers, who selflessly give their time to perform this community service. We are here to help wildlife in need, and that ultimately means to help people resolve problems with injured, orphaned, ill or compromised wildlife with whom they have come into contact. We provide a community service that is badly needed not only for the wildlife but for the caring person who is desperately seeking help!

The Hotliners are one of the first reasons animals get the care that they need. Sometimes it doesn’t seem like there is a lot of glory there. You aren’t handling an eagle, sending a baby out with foster parents, or releasing an animal back into the wild. But, without the Hotline, the help would never have been there to set the ball in motion to get these desired results.

And, we always need Hotline Volunteers. If you want to be the frontline person to provide a community service for both animals in need and the folks who find them…then join up. We will train you, provide you with rescue/transport assistance, and ultimately help you to be the part of the solution that we depend on to help our wildlife neighbors. If you are interested in learning more about this very important volunteer position that you can do from the comfort of your home, call and leave your name on the volunteer hotline at 480-998-5550 or visit our web site,, and click on How Can I Help. We look forward to contacting and working with you to efficiently help our native wildlife and the community.

Oh, and by the way, don’t forget to attend our virtual baby shower by logging on to It is another way to help the cause!

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