Interview with Wildlife Rescue Team

The following interview with Wildlife Rescue Team is one of Lincoln Pet Culture’s overlooked posts.  Wildlife Rescue Team most often cares for rabbits, squirrels, opossums, raccoons, songbirds, and waterfowl. Animals that Wildlife Rescue Team doesn’t get as often but are treasures when they do include beavers, badgers, mink, river otters, and songbirds like orioles and tanagers. Thanks to Vikki Henry, Secretary at Wildlife Rescue Team, for the below interview. ALLISON: Why did you get involved with the Wildlife Rescue Team? VIKKI: I have loved animals since I was little and used to rescue toads from the bully next door. I’d … Continue reading Interview with Wildlife Rescue Team

My Rebecca Park Scholarship Essay

In the spring of 2019, I won the Rebecca Park Scholarship which covers the cost of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants’ Animal Behavior Consulting: Principles & Practice course. It’s a $2,700 course, worth 36 credits with IAABC, and will provide me with the science-based foundation I believe is essential to a cat behavior consultant. My winning essay follows. Wow! I can’t believe that you are scamming people just to make some bucks. And when they see all that they would have to do plus pay for volunteering their time, what a discouragement it is to people who really … Continue reading My Rebecca Park Scholarship Essay

My “Fishing Trip” with Nebraska’s TNR Groups

In a Trap-Neuter-Return program, community cats are humanely trapped, brought to a veterinarian to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, eartipped, and then returned to their outdoor home. —Alley Cat Allies A managed Trap-Neuter-Return colony has a caregiver who monitors the cats, captures any that need veterinary care, and traps any newcomers to be sterilized and vaccinated. A properly managed colony is a health, stable colony in which no kittens are born. —Husker Cats I believe Trap-Neuter-Return is the current best solution to cat homelessness. For that reason, I consider TNR groups an integral member of the animal welfare village, and … Continue reading My “Fishing Trip” with Nebraska’s TNR Groups