Meet these Mother’s Day animal heroes

May 13th, 2007 9:40 am by Kelly Garbato

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From: Fund for Animals – news [at] fundforanimals.org
Date: May 9, 2007 12:58 PM
Subject: Meet these Mother’s Day animal heroes

THE FUND FOR ANIMALS UPDATE
May 9, 2007

Photo via mape_s

Animals cannot share their stories on their own, but we can do it for them. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are three accounts of valiant animal moms who overcame great adversity to care for their young:

Mother Rabbit — When Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast, thousands of animals perished. One amazing bunny survivor made it through the floods and was taken to a foster home. But before she could get to our Rabbit Sanctuary in Simpsonville, S.C., Mother Rabbit (as she was affectionately named) gave birth, nourished her infants, and prepared them for their lives ahead — alone. Too weak from the trauma, Mother Rabbit died, but she made sure her beloved babies, Camelia and Magnolia, would find sanctuary. Read more by clicking on the link: https://community.hsus.org/ct/a1S7Mss1gXUj/

Osprey Mom-to-Be — Mating season for a pair of osprey on Cape Cod was unceremoniously derailed when a powerful storm severed a portion of their carefully crafted nest and sent the female plunging headfirst into the sandy beach. And there she might have stayed — risking possible starvation, suffocation, and hypothermia — had an eager pair of storm watchers not been combing that very beach. The Good Samaritans rushed the sand-encrusted raptor to our Cape Wildlife Center. After three days of rehabilitation, the female was released at the beach and immediately joined by her mate. The ospreys are now busily repairing their nest in anticipation of the pitter-patter of their chicks. Read more by clicking on the link: https://community.hsus.org/ct/qpS7Mss1gXUu/

Red-Tailed Hawk Mom — In the wilds of southern California, a young red-tailed hawk fell from his nest in plain sight of several dedicated bird watchers. The rescuers brought the youngster to The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona, Calif., where he recuperated in the medical center before being released back to the nest. Mom flew in to welcome her healthy baby home, and the reunion resulted in squeals of delight. A few days later the situation was repeated with another sibling, and again, Mom swooped in and excitedly welcomed her second youngster back home. Read more by clicking on the link: https://community.hsus.org/ct/adS7Mss1gXUm/

In the human and animal worlds, the initial gift of life can be just the first of many treasures bestowed by a mother to her child. This bond is unique, whatever the language or species.

Thank you for caring about animals,

Michael Markarian
President
The Fund for Animals

P.S. If you’re looking for a gift for the mom who loves animals, consider a monthly sponsorship at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in her name [click on the link to https://secure.hsus.org/01/ffa_monthly. This donation is used to directly help animals who have been abused or abandoned; your Mother’s Day tribute lasts all year long!

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