Wildwoods Rehabilitation Teaches Injured Wild Animal Care

By KBJR News 1

October 27, 2012 Updated Oct 27, 2012 at 9:36 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland’s NewsCenter) --- While bowling for strikes, many learned how to best care for injured or abandoned wild animals.

Wildwoods Rehabilitation, a Duluth non-profit organization hosted it's "Bowling for Bobcats" Fundraiser at the Skyline Lanes on Saturday.

Some Bowlers dressed up as their favorite furry or feathered friend, entered in a costume contest and got their face painted.

At an education station, Wildlife rehabilitators taught people the steps to take when an injured or abandoned wild animal is found.

"Often times birds will hit windows,” Nancy Wolfe, Wildwoods Board Director said. “A rule of thumb is to take that bird, pick it up and carefully put it in a box in a dark spot and let it rest for a while. Then see how it's doing."

Proceeds from the event will help cover the costs associated with day to day operations, wildlife rehabilitation and education.