1.a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is home to some heroes. The folks that put their scrubs on every morning and prepare for a day of saving lives–and losing some. Every day consists of challenges. Splattered with unmentionables, grazed by talons and claws, and whipped with tails and wings; yet they choose to work at Greenwood. Many people don’t know about this profession and the sacrifices rehabbers make. Rehabilitators have to make sure baby birds are fed every 15 minutes, even late through the night or skip meals to make sure animals are cared for.
On March 10th, we dedicated a national holiday to these humane heroes: National Wildlife Rehabilitators Appreciation Day, founded in 2017. On this day, we encourage animal and wildlife lovers alike to contribute to the cause that wildlife rehabbers around the state pour their hearts into. We’ve compiled a list of ways to support and bring awareness: