29 August 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08/29/2012
New Orleans, LA - The Louisiana Wildlife Rehabilitators Association will begin surveying the damage to area wildlife rehabilitation facilities post-Isaac. To date, no wildlife rehabilitator has requested assistance and all report no damage to their facilities.
We would like to take this time to remind the public that if they see an injured wild animal they will need to bring it to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. They can locate their local wildlife rehabilitator by calling (888) 308-3922 or by visiting LAWRAOnline.com. Individuals locating a trapped, non-accessible injured animal can also recieve assistance by calling that number.
We expect an influx of orphaned juvenile squirrels, among other animals, to our member-rehabilitators as a result of the storm. There has already been at least one wildlife rescue by law enforcement. Louisiana State Police Troop L rescued a young fawn trapped by floodwaters in the Madisonville, LA area and reunited it with its mother on higher ground.
The Louisiana Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (LAWRA), incorporated in 1997 as a 501(c)(3) conservation-minded non-profit, supports Louisiana's wildlife and provides resources and assistance for wildlife rehabilitators. LAWRA is comprised of wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, conservationists, and other professionals from around Louisiana, all committed to restoring the health, ensuring the welfare, and safeguarding the future of Louisiana's wildlife.