I can’t say enough about the tremendous work the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (WRC) is doing to care for sick, injured, and orphaned wild birds and animals. It is one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation clinics in the U.S., treating more than 8,600 animals each year.
For the first time, I attended the WRC Open House on Feb. 7, 2016. I picked out a stuffed animal (robin) to go through a mock exam. My robin had a fractured wing and he was taped before going to radiology. Along the way, volunteers and veterinary students explained how and why certain procedures are performed and what type of cage my robin would be in during rehabilitation. Everything was so interesting! I didn’t know birds have nucleated red blood cells!