WTS has opened its doors to 90 animals so far this year. There have been both sad and happy stories, as chronicled in this blog, but so far 70% of all animals arriving here end up released back into the wild. Including Baby Groundhog (left) who was hit by a car when a very small baby of just a few weeks old. 70% is a very good success rate for this kind of work, but of course, the aim is to make it higher! Most of the animals that died were either too young to survive without their mothers or were severely injured or sick. Currently about 20 young newly released animals of various species return to WTS everyday for snacks. That's OK, they didn't have any wild mothers to cache away food for them, so I'm happy to step in! A few have returned injured, and they are brought back in, patched up, and sent out again. It makes me glad to know that they know where to come if they get into trouble!
Below are some stats for those who are interested. They may be difficult to read, but I tried to post the the best I could!