How close is too close when it comes to wildlife? Have you ever come across wildlife and felt the need to get a closer look? Getting too close to an animal is extremely dangerous and can potentially lead to serious injuries. It’s important to keep wildlife wild, and observe from a distance. Below are some guidelines to follow in order to keep you, other people, and wildlife safe. Rule of “thumb” A good rule of “thumb” is to hold your arm straight and your thumb up when you…

After finding it nearly unresponsive in her Greeley yard, a rescuer brought a Canada Goose to Greenwood. Once on the exam table, the Greenwood intake staff discovered many broken flight feathers, an emaciated body, and wounds all over its chest. The medical team administered pain medications, antibiotics and fluids, and scheduled an X-ray to further assess the bird’s condition. Fortunately, the goose improved, and the X-rays showed metal gunshot scattered throughout its torso. It was likely the victim of an unsuccessful hunt. The open wounds were probably the…

To select your charitable organization: Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser. From your desktop, go to Your Account and select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page. Type in Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and press Select. Select a new charitable organization to support. Note: You can also hover over the Supporting notice in the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the Change link next to the name of the charity you’re currently…

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History of Greenwood Founded in 1982, Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center was initially a small, one-room offshoot of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley (HSBV). One year later, the family and friends of Natalie Gneiser — a young woman who was killed while trying to rescue an injured dog on the highway — donated memorial funds to this cause, allowing the Center to expand to help more patients.During the next 14 years, the number of animals brought to the Center for care increased by 20–30% each year. Meanwhile, as…