HILDEN, N.S. – Dr. Kathleen MacAulay checks an eye on a great horned owl currently being cared for at the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. The bird was extremely emaciated when he was found on the side of a road but is doing well now and has gained weight. The young bird came from Mabou and was very listless and thin when he arrived at the centre, but is now in good shape and will be moved to an outdoor enclosure soon. When she was a student, MacAulay worked at the centre with Dr. Helene VanDoninck during the summers, and she continues to volunteer her skills.
The centre is always in need of supplies to help care for wildlife. Some of the most needed items at this time are paper towels, old sheets and pillow cases, eggs and unscented laundry soap for a front load washing machine.
Monetary donations can always be used to purchase needed items. Donations can be made online at http://cwrc.net/cms2/wp/ or can be sent to the centre at 2220 Irwin Lake Road, RR 1, Brookfield, N.S., B0N 1C0.