Our PAWS for Love program resumed on Monday, and the residents loved it.

Volunteer Debbie Kurpita returned with the lovable, mellow "Winston", a sheep-a doodle. #pawsforlove #yourspca #sheepadoodle

This young mallard was observed in Williamsville being bullied by other ducks!

On closer inspection, she appeared to have something around her neck. Our rescue agents were unable to catch her by hand, but were successful in catching her with a drop trap! On examination, a green plastic ring was found around her neck. Fortunately, it was very loose and the only damage we could see was to the feathers underneath. After we cut it off, we found ANOTHER plastic ring! We cut that one off as well, and after a thorough physical examination, we could find nothing else wrong with her. We will keep her overnight for observation and re-evaluate her in the morning. We expect that she will be able to be released back where she came from tomorrow!
@eriecountyspca

#wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation
#mallards #mallard #plasticpollution
#wildliferescue #wildliferelease #wildlifehospital #wildlifeconservation #urbanwildlife
#bringbackbirds
#conservationeducation #wildlifevet #wildlife #animals #wildnewyork #wildbuffalo #buffalove #yourspca

This poor young mallard was brought to us yesterday.

The finder said that he was limping and that the other ducks were attacking him. Upon examination, a plastic ring was found to be tightly constricting his chest. On the x-ray you can see how growing with this constriction has deformed his upper body, particularly his shoulders and ribs. Unfortunately, this bird would never be able to fly with such a deformity, and the area where the plastic band was cutting into his flesh was necrotic. The decision was made to spare this duck any more suffering and he was humanely euthanized. This case illustrates just one of the many ways that pollution can negatively impact wildlife. While mallards are not endangered, this one bird suffered for a long time because of this one small piece of garbage. 😢
@eriecountyspca

#wildliferehab #xray #radiography #wildliferehabilitation #plasticpollution #wildliferescue #wildliferelease #wildlifehospital #wildlifeconservation #urbanwildlife
#bringbackbirds
#conservationeducation #wildlifevet #wildlife #animals #wildnewyork #wildbuffalo #buffalove #yourspca

This adorable baby mink was found all alone in Elma, NY.

Mink are fearless predators that love to eat birds, frogs, and fish! Other than being loaded with parasites, this little orphan appears to be in excellent shape. We look forward to the day when he can be released back into the wild, but he’s got a lot of growing up to do before then!
@eriecountyspca
#mink #weaselsofinstagram #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferescue #wildliferelease #wildlifehospital #wildlifeconservation #urbanwildlife
#conservationeducation #wildlifevet #wildlife #animals #wildnewyork #wildbuffalo #buffalove #yourspca

Here in the Wildlife Department we care for animals of all shapes and sizes!

Take a look at a very lucky patient that came in yesterday, a Giant Water Bug (Lethocerus americanus)! She was found in a parking lot, far away from a source of water where she would call home. Her front left pincer was stiff and she wasn't able to move it, making it difficult for her to hunt and thrive in the wild. Giant Water Bugs sometimes play dead (thantosis) in order to evade unwelcome attention and this might have been the case! When she was placed in deeper water to test her hunting and swimming abilities, all of her limbs became mobile again! Seeing that her mobility returned so quickly and she was stable, she was released into a slow moving stream to live out the rest of her life!

Did you know that all bugs are insects but not all insects are bugs? Giant Water Bugs are in the order Hemiptera, which classifies them as True Bugs! Do you know what makes an insect a True Bug?

@eriecountyspca #wildlife #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #truebugs #hemiptera #buffalony #wildbuffalo #wildlifehospital #buffalove #wildlifeconservation #invertebrates #bugs #insects #wildnewyork #wildliferescue #yourspca #giantwaterbug #bugsarecool

When you send a gift from our baby registry, Amazon will ship it directly to our Wildlife Department so it can be put to immediate use!

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@eriecountyspca
#wildlife #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #conservation #wildliferescue #wildlifehospital #wildliferelease #urbanwildlife #animals #buffalony #716buffalo #yourspca #buffalove #conservationeducation #wildny #wnywildlife #kingfisher #beltedkingfisher

This feisty Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) came to us last week after being trapped in an Amherst resident’s laundry room.

She appeared to have bite wounds to her hind end, a fracture near the tip of her tail, and some frostbite on her ears. She also had high levels of lead in her blood. How did she get lead poisoning??? Opossums are scavengers and we suspect that she scavenged on the carcass of an animal that had been shot with lead ammunition. Lead is a toxic heavy metal and unfortunately we have polluted our environment with lead from many sources including leaded gasoline exhaust, lead paint, and lead fishing tackle and ammunition. Our amazing veterinary staff amputated the infected tip of this poor opossum’s tail and is treating her lead poisoning with chelation therapy which removes heavy metals from the body. Her prognosis is excellent and we hope to release her in the spring. ❤️
@eriecountyspca #virginiaopossum #opossum #opossumsofinstagram #leadpoisoned
#wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferescue #wildliferelease #wildlifehospital #wildlifeconservation #urbanwildlife
#conservationeducation #wildlifevet #wildlife #animals #wildnewyork #wildbuffalo #buffalove #yourspca

Most birds breed in the spring and summer, but pigeons will have babies at any time of year if the conditions are right!

This squab was found wandering around the floor of a warehouse in Tonawanda and the nest could not be located. Based on size and plumage, he is about 2.5 weeks old. To avoid imprinting, we will be transferring him to another wildlife rehabilitator so he can be raised alongside pigeons his own age. 🥰

@eriecountyspca #pigeon #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferescue #wildliferelease #wildlifehospital #wildlifeconservation #urbanwildlife
#bringbackbirds
#conservationeducation #wildlifevet #wildlife #animals #wildnewyork #wildbuffalo #buffalove #yourspca

Yesterday we received a call from a Buffalo family that found an injured hawk on their front porch.

Our rescue agents brought the bird back to our facility where our wildlife rehabilitators identified it as a young Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperii) and noticed that the hawk’s right leg was hanging limp and likely fractured. We hoped that this would be a clean fracture that could be surgically repaired, but on x-ray, the horrible truth was revealed: someone had shot this poor bird, shattering its pelvis and femur.

Unfortunately, we had no choice but to humanely euthanize this bird.

Why would someone shoot a Cooper’s hawk? We can only speculate, but Cooper’s hawks are common in urban areas and they feed primarily on birds. It’s possible that someone thought that they were protecting the birds at their feeders or their pigeon coops from predation. 😢

In the United States, hawks (and most native birds) are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) of 1918, so we report all protected birds that are deliberately injured or killed to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

@eriecountyspca #coopershawk #mbta #USFWS
#wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferescue #wildliferelease #wildlifehospital #wildlifeconservation #urbanwildlife
#bringbackbirds
#conservationeducation #wildlifevet #wildlife #animals #wildnewyork #wildbuffalo #buffalove #yourspca

Our first patient of 2021 was this majestic tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus).

The enormous bird was found in a Cheektowaga family’s yard after a severe thunderstorm the night before. Our courageous rescue agents were able to get the bird safely contained and transported to our West Seneca shelter. Our wildlife rehabilitators gave the swan a complete physical exam which included x-rays and bloodwork. She was found to be in excellent condition with no injuries or signs of lead poisoning. We kept her overnight for observation, and the next day we released her off of Grand Island in an area known to be frequented by tundra swans. In the video you can hear her honking happily as she flies towards the Canadian border. 🥰
@eriecountyspca #tundraswan #swans #swansofinstagram #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferescue #wildliferelease #wildlifehospital #wildlifeconservation #urbanwildlife
#bringbackbirds
#conservationeducation #wildlifevet #wildlife #animals #wildnewyork #wildbuffalo #buffalove #yourspca

On New Year’s Eve, this young Cooper’s hawk was admitted with a broken wing.

She was found in a backyard just a few blocks from the SPCA, and the homeowner was able to contain her in a box until our rescue agents could pick her up. On X-ray, her right radius and ulna were both fractured mid-shaft. On New Year’s Day, our amazing wildlife vet placed an intramedullary rod in both bones which will allow them to heal in correct alignment. Now our plucky patient will receive antibiotics and pain medication as well as regular physical therapy. In a few weeks, the bones should fuse together enough that the rods can be removed. A bit later she will move to an outdoor enclosure where she can build her strength and her flight capabilities can be evaluated. Her fierce spirit and voracious appetite since yesterday’s surgery bode well for her eventual recovery. Thanks to one concerned citizen, our dedicated agents, skilled medical staff, and generous donors this amazing predator has a second chance after an injury that would surely be a death sentence without human intervention. 😍
@eriecountyspca #coopershawk #hawksofinstagram
#wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferescue #wildliferelease #wildlifehospital #wildlifeconservation #urbanwildlife
#bringbackbirds
#conservationeducation #wildlifevet #wildlife #animals #wildnewyork #wildbuffalo #buffalove #yourspca

A young American herring gull (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) is finally free after spending the past few months with us.

He was found hanging from a building by his bill which had a large fishing lure stuck in it! Unfortunately, the hooks caused extensive damage and eventually the upper bill wound up breaking off about halfway down. He didn’t let this stop him, however! He continued to eat like a champ and after extensive testing, he was found to be able to preen his feathers and maintain his water proofing just fine. Herring gulls are KLEPTOPARASITES, which means that they steal food from other birds. They can often be seen in our area chasing ring-billed gulls (Larus delawarensis) through the sky until the smaller gulls regurgitate any fish in their gullets... and to a herring gull, that’s considered fine cuisine! We are confident that this young bird will be able to lead a normal life and may live another 40-50 years! Bon apétit! 🐟
@eriecountyspca
#herringgull #gullsofinstagram #clearyourgear
#wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferescue #wildliferelease #wildlifehospital #wildlifeconservation #urbanwildlife
#bringbackbirds
#conservationeducation #wildlifevet #wildlife #animals #wildnewyork #wildbuffalo #buffalove #yourspca

This spooky barred owl (Strix varia) came to us all the way from Syracuse, NY after she was found sitting in the middle of the road.

We think she was probably hit by a car. After a thorough physical examination, it was found that she had a detached retina in her right eye. Unfortunately, this will render her permanently blind in that eye. The good news is that she has no other injuries and her left eye appears to be A-OK. Owls rely on their exceptional hearing to locate prey and if she can hunt successfully she will be released back into the wild. 😍
@eriecountyspca #barredowl #owl #owlsofinstagram #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferescue #wildliferelease #wildlifehospital #wildlifeconservation #urbanwildlife
#bringbackbirds
#conservationeducation #wildlifevet #wildlife #animals #wildnewyork #wildbuffalo #buffalove #yourspca

This Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio) was released this evening in West Seneca, just a short distance from where he was found laying motionless in the road.

A kind passerby picked the little guy up last Friday and brought him to us. Upon examination, he was found to be stunned but uninjured, and it was decided that he should be kept for a few days for observation. In captivity, he quickly regained his spunky attitude and ate extremely well. With today’s beautiful weather we decided it was time for him to resume his adorable reign of terror over the local rodent population. Godspeed, tiny predator!
@eriecountyspca

#screechowl #easternscreechowl #owl #owls
#wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferescue #wildliferelease #wildlifehospital #wildlifeconservation #urbanwildlife
#bringbackbirds
#conservationeducation #wildlifevet #wildlife #animals #wildnewyork #wildbuffalo #westseneca #buffalove #yourspca

This beautiful female Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) was found on the side of the road yesterday in Orchard Park.

Short-eared owls are considered an endangered species in New York State. Due to where she was found we suspect she was struck by a motor vehicle. Her right wing is drooping, and our suspicion of a shoulder injury was confirmed on x-ray. She appears to have a dislocated coracoid. We are hopeful that immobilization of the wing will allow it to heal properly and that she will one day be able to fly again. We are managing her pain and will be performing physical therapy every few days on the immobilized wing. Thanks to our talented staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous donors, this rare bird has an excellent chance of recovery.
@eriecountyspca
#wildliferehab #owls #shortearedowl #shortearedowls #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferescue #wildliferelease #wildlifehospital #wildlifeconservation #urbanwildlife
#bringbackbirds
#conservationeducation #wildlifevet #wildlife #animals #wildnewyork #wildbuffalo #buffalove #yourspca

Fly paper and other sticky traps catch more than flies.

Yesterday this female house sparrow was brought to us stuck to a popular brand of fly trap. Birds, bats, and other animals see the bugs stuck to the trap as an easy meal, only to get stuck themselves. Unfortunately, this bird sustained serious injuries trying to free herself and humane euthanasia was required. If you must use a sticky trap, place it somewhere where wildlife can’t get to it, or get one that has a cage around it to keep larger animals away from the sticky surface.
@eriecountyspca
#yourspca #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferescue #gluetrapssuck #bringbirdsback

A family in Buffalo was horrified to see that their favorite neighborhood mallard was hit by a car!

They checked her nest and saw 13 eggs that were in the process of hatching! Thinking quickly, they called us at SPCA Serving Erie County Wildlife Department. One of our staff members immediately picked the hatching eggs up and brought them to our wildlife center, where they will be cared for until they are ready to be released in 5-6 weeks.
#wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #bringbirdsback #duck #ducks #ducklings #spring #makewayforducklings #mallard #mallards #mallardsofinstagram #bestwithmom #yourspca #hatchingeggs #hatching #hatchlings #duckeggs

A family in Buffalo was horrified to see that their favorite neighborhood mallard was hit by a car!

They checked her nest and saw 13 eggs that were in the process of hatching! Thinking quickly, they called us at SPCA Serving Erie County Wildlife Department. One of our staff members immediately picked the hatching eggs up and brought them to our wildlife center, where they will be cared for until they are ready to be released in 5-6 weeks.
@eriecountyspca
#wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #bringbirdsback #duck #ducks #ducklings #spring #makewayforducklings #mallard #mallards #mallardsofinstagram #bestwithmom #yourspca #hatchingeggs #hatching #hatchlings #duckeggs

Over the past few days the Wildlife Department received two adorable orphaned Canada goslings.

Canada Geese will gladly look after babies that aren’t their own (and being raised in captivity is ALWAYS less than ideal), so we attempt to “wild foster” goslings with existing geese families. In order to maximize success, we only wild foster with families that have two parents, that don’t already have TOO many babies, and that have babies that are the same size/age. This family met all requirements perfectly! Moving slowly towards the new family so they wouldn’t make a beeline for the water, we took the orphans out of the box. They immediately started peep-peep-peeping and as soon as daddy goose heard this he started approaching us, lowering his head and hissing. We placed the goslings gently in the grass and they ran as fast as their little legs could carry them - straight to their new siblings! We sat and watched for about 15 minutes, and before long, we couldn’t tell our orphans from the other babies! We can’t make any guarantees that they will survive, but their chances are much better being raised by geese! 🥰

#bestwithmom #yourspca #canadagoose #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferehabber #bringbirdsback

Over the past few days we received two adorable orphaned Canada goslings.

Canada Geese will gladly look after babies that aren’t their own (and being raised in captivity is ALWAYS less than ideal), so we attempt to “wild foster” goslings with existing geese families. In order to maximize success, we only wild foster with families that have two parents, that don’t already have TOO many babies, and that have babies that are the same size/age. This family met all requirements perfectly! Moving slowly towards the new family so they wouldn’t make a beeline for the water, we took the orphans out of the box. They immediately started peep-peep-peeping and as soon as daddy goose heard this he started approaching us, lowering his head and hissing. We placed the goslings gently in the grass and they ran as fast as their little legs could carry them - straight to their new siblings! We sat and watched for about 15 minutes, and before long, we couldn’t tell our orphans from the other babies! We can’t make any guarantees that they will survive, but their chances are much better being raised by geese! 🥰
@eriecountyspca
#bestwithmom #yourspca #canadagoose #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferehabber #bringbirdsback

Recently one of our BInxBuddies unfortunately lost her bunny.

Her binxbox had already arrived, so rather than send it back we refunded & asked her if she’d like to donate it to a local animal rescue in her bunny’s name. This bunny lover chose #YourSpca in Erie County, NY & this rescue rabbit was very happy to receive the toys and treats.
If there is ever a part of your binxbox that your bunnies just don’t totally love, we’d love to see those toys paid forward to local rescues whose rabbits can often be overlooked for donations. We love you guys & your huge hearts. 🧡🐰
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This least bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) was found on Friday walking around a Buffalo backyard...

not the ideal habitat for a BITTERN to say the LEAST! 😂 His overall physical condition is excellent, however he can’t fly. He has no obvious injuries and X-rays don’t show any fractures. By this time of the year, these secretive little herons should be skulking around the Everglades or Central America - not Buffalo, New York! We hope that all the little fella needs is time to heal - and a bus ticket to Florida!
@eriecountyspca
#wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferescue #leastbittern #wildlifehospital #wildlifeconservation #urbanwildlife
#bringbackbirds
#conservationeducation #wildlifevet #wildlife #animals #wildnewyork #wildbuffalo #buffalove #yourspca

Seven green tree frogs (Hyla cinerea) found themselves going for the ride of their lives when they hitched a ride on an Orchard Park family’s RV.

After vacationing on Hunting Island, South Carolina, the family returned home to find the tiny frogs emerging from nooks and crannies all over their recreational vehicle! After a journey of over 900 miles and through 6 states, the amphibians found themselves strangers in a strange land, far from their native range in the American south. Not wanting any harm to come to the little green guys, the family called the SPCA Serving Erie County’s Wildlife Department, and we advised them to bring the frogs right over. Calling around, we found a wildlife rehabber on Hilton Head Island who could release them back onto nearby Hunting Island. After a meal of delicious pinhead crickets they were carefully packed in moist sphagnum moss and shipped @ups overnight back to their swampy homeland! 🐸
@eriecountyspca
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#frog #frogs #frogsofinstagram
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Our team was forced to shelter in port at LUMCON for 3 days due to a strong weather system that created swells 25 feet high and winds that were less-than-ideal.
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Movie : Bad Genius

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Simone Segouin, also known as Nicole Minet, is a French woman who fought on the front lines against the German occupiers, helping liberate the city of Chartres.
In our latest episode, we have a pegging good time answering your questions and in the spirit of that, felt inspired to bring you a new beastie for your game that is now dear to our hearts.
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