Oklahoma Wildlife Center Sees Uptick In Animals After Recent Storms


Wednesday, May 20th 2020, 5:53 pm
By: Erica Rankin


OKLAHOMA CITY -

WildCare Foundation of Oklahoma is up nearly 16% in animal intake compared to the year before after recent storms and people being out more with COVID-19.

The veterinarian on staff said many animals have been displaced due to the storms.

“If you can imagine how much damage is done to your roof which is meant to withstand storms,” said Dr. Kyle Abbott. “Imagine what a small nest or even a large one can endure with the winds and hail.”

Many animals that they have seen are healthy, they just need to be reunited with their mom or dad. But, some like an American White Pelican, that was found with a broken arm after a storm, need medical attention.

“It could have been the wind or the hail that knocked it out of the sky, but it doesn’t change that he can’t fly,” said Dr. Abbott.

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