Help for animals disabled by oil spill

Calusa Oil Spill Pelican

Image via Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium

The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, a southwest Florida environmental organization, has offered to take on the care of animals that have been permanently disabled because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Rehabilitation centers spanning the Louisiana to Florida coastlines are in effect, helping to save endangered wildlife since the disaster. However, by law these facilities are required to either release or euthanize their patients after 90 days. The Nature Center has taken a pro-active approach to this, contacting a number of facilities along the coastline, informing them that they’re willing to take on the longterm care of the disabled animals who cannot be released into the wild.

TO support, make donation to, find out how you can help, or just follow up on the care of the disabled majestic creatures of the southern coast, visit the Caluse Nature Center’s website.

For more ways you can help, visit:
Save Our Seabirds, Inc
The Audobon Nature Institute
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research
National Wildlife Federation

Associated Press, The. “Nature Group Taking Animals Disabled by Oil Spill.” The Associated Press, 2 June 2010. Web.

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