At the special Serenity Park Sanctuary in Los Angeles, California, abused parrots and traumatized veterans watch over each other and the bonding helps to heal their mutual wounds. Read on for more on this unique rehabilitation.
It is the sort of thing that wouldn't be everyone's dream job, but for Harry Kunz it has been a labor of love to be the heart and soul of the Eagles Nest Wildlife Hospital in Queensland, Australia. He isn't getting any younger and he is in search of someone who will love and care for these animals with the same passion he has had for them over the years.
Wildlife rescue facilities — dissimilar to most zoos — focuses on the rehabilitation and care of wild animals, saved from illegal breeders, circuses and other types of commercial confinement. In most instances, these centers do not seek to find adoptive homes for the animals, but rather introduce the animals to new lifestyles that suit their needs and that allow them to live out their lives in a loving and nurturing environment.
Love comes in all shapes and sizes and can be expressed in meaningful ways, particularly when the bride and groom are animal advocates. Most recently, when two couples planned their weddings, they similarly thought of a creative way to shake things up a bit. In place of the traditional bouquets and boutonnieres, both couples chose rescue pups instead for themselves, bridesmaids and groomsmen.
Having ravaged the southeast coast of the United States over a five-day period in October, Hurricane Matthew finally turned eastward, out to sea — but not before it wreaked substantial havoc and fatalities in the state of North Carolina. So while it never reached the Mason-Dixon line, the state of New York weighs in significantly in today’s post-Matthew follow-up news.