Main aim of the charity
Liberty Wildlife's mission is to nurture the nature of Arizona through wildlife rehabilitation, natural history education and conservation services to the community. Liberty Wildlife takes in orphaned and injured animals, nurses as many as possible back to health through our rehabilitation program, and releases as many as possible back into the wild. There are also many education ambassador animals at Liberty Wildlife that can't be released back into the wild for one reason or another. They are part of the public programs at Liberty Wildlife. The public programs that Liberty Wildlife has include public open house hours, school field trips and corporate programs. COVID has changed the format of many of these programs, but not the heart and spirit behind it.
How the employee got involved and why
I started volunteering at Liberty Wildlife in 2018 because I love their dedication to the wildlife of Arizona. I love helping the animals that come through our rehabilitation program to get nursed back to health and released back into the wild. Liberty also has an extensive education program with many animal ambassadors that weren't able to be released back into the wild for one reason or another. The program enables many people to learn about our wildlife in Arizona and how they can help it. Liberty Wildlife's mission is "to nurture the nature of Arizona through wildlife rehabilitation, natural history education and conservation services to the community." I love that philosophy & I'm very proud to play a small part in their mission.
What work does the employee do for charity?
I've worked in Daily Care where we take care of the daily needs of the animals (mostly birds such as hawks, owls, eagles and songbirds, but various types of mammals too) going through the rehabilitation process, from initial intake to the time they spend receiving medical treatments, to when they are moved to larger flight cages to gain their strength to be released back into the wild. Daily Care involves the cleaning and feeding of all of the animals in our care. I also volunteer with the Rescue and Transport team which involves taking calls from the Liberty Wildlife Hotline about animals that have been injured and are in need of rescue. I've been trained to help animals in all kinds of situations through the Rescue and Transport team. On a special, DHL-related note, about a month ago, we had a Mexican Free Tailed Bat fly into the windows of our DHL Express station in Phoenix, AZ. Liberty Wildlife is right down the street from the DHL Express station, so i scooped the little guy up and took him to Liberty in the middle of the workday. He just needed a little rest & then was released back into the wild. A wonderful success story that we at DHL Express were actively involved in.