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CWC's Youth Wildlife Rescue Blog invites young people to have fun and get involved with the work of California Wildlife Center whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured, abandoned or sick native wildlife and marine mammals from the greater Los Angeles area. Come and get involved yourself or with your school and help our local wildlife. The Wildlife Center has taken in 19,000+ wild animals since its opening in 1998 and relies solely on public donations and grants. CWC is located in a quiet part of the Santa Monica mountains in Calabasas. Please visit our website at www.californiawildlifecenter.org for more information. We look forward to hearing from you on this blog!


We have a brand new website! Check it out! www.cawildlife.org It's awesome!!!

Check out some of our Fall rescues and patients!

Our Grey squirrels are finally rehabbed! See there release below!

Check out Charlie, the elephant seal pups rescue and release back into the wild!

Thank all of you who attended our 13th Annual Wild Brunch fundraiser in September at Gulls Way Estate in Malibu! It was a huge success because of you!

Check out our first, ever Big Free-tailed bat!

Our November 2010 Coyote rehab and release video is finally done. Check it out in our new posts section below. The video of our 5 rehabbed fawns is also up.

Thank you to everyone that turned out for our Wild Brunch on August 22nd. It was a smashing success! Check out Mike Hayward's photos of the event.

Thanks to everyone that came and took a Walk on the Wild Side, May 2nd...You can check out the photos at:Mike Hayward's Special Events Photography.

An awesome time was had by all at our Spring Open House.

News briefs: See a pelican get rescued! We're having a Pelican party in our ICU...first black-coat elephant seal ever rescued by CWC...First marine mammal rescue in SoCal for 2010...Yearling sea lion rescued at Pt. Dume! Update on our rescued fox from Culver City! We have another Youth Rescue blog hero! .DON'T TRIM THAT TREE - baby birds and squirrels are nesting now! Watch the CBS report here...HAVE FUN! HELP THE ANIMALS! EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS! Organize a fund-raising event at your school! Contact our youth team with your good (even crazy!) ideas at rescuecwc@california wildlife center.org...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Rescued Fox 11-09

We received this depressed, semi-lethargic 1-year-old fox yesterday from the Culver City area. The person who found him informed us that he had not been moving around very well for about 5 days, but there were no observable wounds to explain his behavior. CWC Veterinarian Dr. Duane Tom found nothing significantly wrong with him and x-rays returned normal. However, this little foxes blood work showed moderate anemia (low blood count) and since his clotting count was prolonged, it is probable that the fox is a victim of secondary poisoning (he ate something that had eaten poison)! The fox is being treated with vitamin K (initially with an injection and now in food for 2-4 weeks) which will help with clotting. At the end of treatment, Dr. Tom will check how quickly his blood clots on it’s own and determine whether more treatment is needed. Check back for further updates!

UPDATE: Our fox is doing so well, she has been moved into our outside bobcat/coyote/fox enclosure. She is eating well and gets very excited when her food arrives. She growls and then barks, so her caregiver will leave and she can eat=)

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