Earthfire Stories

Tag: Wildlife Rehabilitation
Woman feeds an orphaned vole with a syringe

A Vole, A Bear, and a Berry Pie

The Vole It’s true that we serve bears, wolves, and other large, dramatic animals that capture our imagination. But from an ethical perspective, Life is owed a deep respect regardless of size because anything with the breath of life is

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Woman holding a baby rabbit

Baby Rabbit Rescue: A Will to Live

On June 27th, a weeks-old baby mountain cottontail was hit by a car on a road in Rexburg, Idaho, and badly injured. A caring young woman saw him, picked him up, and called Earthfire. Hearing of the extent of his

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Fox kits sleeping together in a metal culvert

A Skulk of Foxes Comes to Earthfire

Five orphaned fox kits arrived in April for recovery and rehabilitation, their mother killed by a dog. When discovered, they were hungry and dehydrated. They’re now thriving and rambunctious in their covered enclosure with an outdoor play area. We’ve placed

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Heather Holcomb

Meet Heather Holcomb: Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator

Heather wears many hats at Earthfire, helping in both office administration and managing the day-to-day care of Earthfire’s 31 resident sanctuary animals, from wolves to bison to a porcupine named Teddy. How did you come to rehab work? Do you

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Three orphaned squirrel babies snuggle in a towel

Dear Momma Squirrel

Dear Squirrel Momma, We have your three babies and they are doing well. You took such good care of them—all three were sleek and well fed. Together, they must weigh more than you! How did you keep them all fed

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Woman feeds an orphaned vole with a syringe

A Vole, A Bear, and a Berry Pie

The Vole It’s true that we serve bears, wolves, and other large, dramatic animals that capture our imagination. But from an ethical perspective, Life is owed a deep respect regardless of size because anything with the breath of life is an absolute miracle. Even from a practical perspective, size doesn’t

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Woman holding a baby rabbit

Baby Rabbit Rescue: A Will to Live

On June 27th, a weeks-old baby mountain cottontail was hit by a car on a road in Rexburg, Idaho, and badly injured. A caring young woman saw him, picked him up, and called Earthfire. Hearing of the extent of his injuries, we recommended that she take him to our local

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Fox kits sleeping together in a metal culvert

A Skulk of Foxes Comes to Earthfire

Five orphaned fox kits arrived in April for recovery and rehabilitation, their mother killed by a dog. When discovered, they were hungry and dehydrated. They’re now thriving and rambunctious in their covered enclosure with an outdoor play area. We’ve placed logs, large stones, sandboxes and wide-mouth tubes in their garden.

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Heather Holcomb

Meet Heather Holcomb: Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator

Heather wears many hats at Earthfire, helping in both office administration and managing the day-to-day care of Earthfire’s 31 resident sanctuary animals, from wolves to bison to a porcupine named Teddy. How did you come to rehab work? Do you have a history of working with animals? My background is

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Three orphaned squirrel babies snuggle in a towel

Dear Momma Squirrel

Dear Squirrel Momma, We have your three babies and they are doing well. You took such good care of them—all three were sleek and well fed. Together, they must weigh more than you! How did you keep them all fed and cleaned so well? You had to feed yourself and

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