Volunteer Highlight: Kathleen

August 23, 2012

My name is Kathleen Dillon. I am a center volunteer and north county transporter, going on 2+ years. Recently retired from the corporate world, I’ve moved to a little house with my Henry & Junebug; we’re planning a new garden, fig & peach orchard… and hopefully a flight cage for home rehab! My motto..one step at a time, you can…

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The Great Horned Owl

August 22, 2012

This is a Great Horned Owl (with a seemingly disapproving look). One of our volunteers is holding this owl while one of our supervisors feeds it. It came in to the center on Friday after getting caught in barbed wire. This is something that happens more often than people realize. If you see an owl, or any…

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Buddy the Red Tailed Hawk Ambassador

August 20, 2012

This is Buddy. He is a beautiful Red Tailed Hawk that came into the center when he was very young. When he came into the center, he was in very poor shape. Though we don’t know for sure what happened to Buddy, it is possible that he was hit by a car, or maybe even…

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A look at our Flight 1

August 17, 2012

This is our flight 1. It is a very large enclosure containing two very large pools of water for our birds to swim in. This is where we keep the birds once they are doing well and almost ready to be released. These past few months we have had 10-20 pelicans in here, along with…

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Volunteer Highlight: Phil

August 16, 2012

Phil Strahl What job(s) you do for PWC? Transporter How long have you been with PWC? 4 years Tell us a little bit about yourself – hobbies, jobs, family, unique talents Hobbies Travelling, esp. cross-country road trips; movies; hiking; puzzles; watching football; spending time with family; being around animals; generally loving all that SLO has to offer…

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Awesome Opossum

August 15, 2012

This little guy is an Opossum, though many just call them Possums. The biggest mistake that people often make is thinking that these are rodents. They are not! They are actually marsupials. One characteristic common to marsupials is that they carry their young in a pouch. Other marsupial pouch babies include kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and…

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