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“Every life matters,” stated Debbie Corcione, Founder of Wildlife-Line, Inc. located in Sherman, Connecticut. This non-profit organization specializes in the care of CT’s orphaned and injured fawn population amongst many other species of native wildlife here in our state. On January 30th, Corcione received a distress call in regards to an injured crow found in Sherman, near Route 39 and the Orchard Rest development above it. He had been shot by a pellet gun. He was then transported to A Place Called Hope (APCH), Inc., a bird specific rehabilitation center located in Killingworth, Connecticut. “It seems so unbalanced when it takes only a matter of seconds to needlessly, carelessly, intentionally, shoot a bird when it takes so many to try to save it,” states Christine Cummings, president of APCH. He is suffering, and everyone involved is sure his family is missing him. He has a wing-tip fracture involving his hand, as well as a fracture to his leg from the shot. Dr. Holdmeyer and staff from the Higganum Vet gave a portion of their work day to try and save the crow from the damages caused. He required a pin in his leg; time will tell if the operations will be successful in fixing the fractures. This was an unnecessary act that could have been easily avoided if we teach one another about compassion and consequences to our actions.
The crow is doing considerably well after this intentional act of cruelty. Please send healing energies for our little friend, who has been so tolerant of this process so far. He is an inspiration and a true hero. Gratitude goes out to everyone involved. To donate or find out more information on A Place Called Hope, you can go to www.aplacecalledhoperaptors.com or find both APCH and The Wildlife-Line on Facebook.