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A Heartwarming Rescue Story

A Heartwarming Rescue Story

May 10, 2024

We are thrilled to share a heartwarming update from the front lines of wildlife rescue. On Friday, May 3, we responded to a call from Conservation Officer Ron about a pair of orphaned bear cubs whose mother had unfortunately passed away. The urgency of the situation was clear, as the cubs had been without their mother for five days.

Upon arrival at the scene, we found the cubs in a precarious position—about 50 feet up in a decaying Cottonwood tree. Despite the challenges, our dedicated team quickly devised a plan. Setting a ground trap was not an option as the cubs had not descended since their mother's death. Time was critical.

In a remarkable display of courage and innovation, our new friend, Josh, assessed the situation. The original tree was too decayed to climb safely, but undeterred, Josh considered an alternative approach by climbing an adjacent, more stable tree. The tension was palpable as we watched him navigate the fragile branches.

Josh's determination paid off. Although his initial attempt to transfer to the cubs' tree was met with crumbling branches, he finally found a secure spot. With a crash course in using a catch-pole relayed from the ground, Josh skillfully secured each cub and gently lowered them to safety.

We are overjoyed to report that the cubs, now named Orion and Nestor by Josh and his family, are safe and adapting to their new home at NLWS. This rescue was a true testament to the power of teamwork and the spirit of our community.

How You Can Help: Every rescue mission reinforces the importance of your support. By donating to NLWS, you play a direct role in providing a second chance to wildlife like Orion and Nestor. Whether you choose to make a one-time donation or commit to a monthly contribution, your support is crucial in sustaining our efforts to save and rehabilitate precious wildlife.

Please consider extending your support today.

Thank you for being an integral part of our community. Together, we can continue to make a profound difference in the lives of animals in need.

Your Donations Save Lives!

Your donation saves Lives  Donating to Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter saves wildlife by providing crucial resources for their care, such as food, shelter, and medical treatment. The shelter rescues and re-wilds injured or orphaned wildlife, giving them a second chance at life. Your donation can directly contribute to the well-being and survival of these vulnerable species.