I hope you are still here. I know since my return home from Taiji 3 years ago my blog hasn’t been as active. The life of a teenage activist is a busy one!
In my last post I asked you all to send in comments advocating the protection of Puget Sound’s Great Pacific octopus. I want to thank everyone who participated. We won’t know what the boards decision is for a few more weeks.
Since then I have finished spring quarter at my community college and I am currently entering my 3rd week of summer quarter. I will be finished with my associates degree this December and I am looking forward to applying for colleges and eventually transferring as a junior.
In addition to school, I am still active with Sea Shepherd, and I also have a summer job working for a local wildlife rehabilitation organization. Sarvey Wildlife Care Center.
Sarvey’s mission is: “to save the lives of sick, orphaned, injured, displaced, and debilitated wild animals entrusted to our care so that they may be successfully returned to their native habitat.
To offer educational opportunities that encourage a greater appreciation of the uniqueness and perfection of each species and the ecologic challenges facing them.”
I do not work in the clinic as I have no vet training or experience in that area. My job is the rescue and release side of Sarvey’s slogan: Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release. I drive the ambulance and pick up injured animals in need of help. Our clinic staff is amazing and I really enjoying watching them work and care for our patients.
Sarvey is the only wildlife rehabilitation organization in Washington State that has an ambulance service. I drive to various drop off clinics and pick up animals that were rescued by members of the public. I also go out on rescues whenever possible. Recently, I helped rescue some ducks and released a Great Blue Heron. (Click this link to see the video release, you will need to be logged into facebook)
I absolutely love my job and I am really enjoying my summer.
I hope everyone is having a lovely summer too and remember you don’t have to travel the world to be a part of the solution, sometimes you need to stay home and solve the problems in your own back yard. If school, work, or your personal life is keeping you from working on issues that really get under your skin… spend the time bettering your own community and getting involved in other projects close to home that need your help.
P.S Like any non-profit organization Sarvey could always use that extra $5 you might spend on Starbucks one morning. Please consider making a donation or a monthly pledge to help animals in need. Consider donating and helping out wildlife in Washington State. We care for everything from Pigeons to Eagles and Opossums to Bob Cats.