Wild Animals Nursed Back To Health

It's a something we've all probably encountered before, finding an injured animal from the wild along the road. What should you in that situation? Believe it or not, there are animal hospitals where you can take that injured squirrel, pelican, turtle, or any other animal you encounter. One of the largest in Eastern Carolina is the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter in Carteret County. Established in 1988, the shelter receives injured animals brought in by local residents. The volunteers at the shelter try to rehabilitate these animals, with hopes of releasing them. The shelter is run strictly from donations. It also offers tours of the animal nursery, hospital and education center every Tuesday and Thursday.


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