Help for injured, sick or orphaned wildlife
An opossum came into our garage on the night of Feb. 1 and stayed. On the second night, I realized this was an injured possum with a hole in his jaw.
By searching the Internet, I found an email address and sent a plea for help. An answer to that email led me to call Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary. Within two hours, a rescuer called to say he would be at our house in 30 minutes. The young man had driven two hours on Saturday from the Elizabethtown area to our home to rescue an injured opossum. He gently coaxed the opossum into a carrier and took him back to the wildlife sanctuary.
I made a few calls to see how the little fellow was doing. He was eating and thriving. The veterinarian thought he had been hit by a car but the prognosis was looking good.
I want to share information with others about this rescue organization. Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that rescues sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. It is a 3,500-acre sanctuary founded by Mary Ann Tobin, a former Kentucky legislator.
Please go to www.broadbentwildlife.org to find out much more information. You can view pictues of rescued wildlife, including birds (owls, eagles), exotic birds, rabbits, racoons, squirrels, horses, beavers and deer.
The young man who rescued our opossum said they take any animal, including reptiles. The organization had recently worked with an animal shelter by taking a number of dogs that had been rescued from a Kentucky home. Broadbent has provided care for thousands of animals and has a full-time veterinarian on staff.
The mailing address is: Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary, PO Box 387, Irvington, KY 40146, or call (270)547-4200 or (270)547-0010.
Please keep these phone numbers in a safe place because one day you many need help with an animal that may be abandoned, injured or orphaned; or you may want to make a tax-deductible donation to this non-profit organization.
Thank you to the Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary staff for your wonderful ministry of help and protection of Kentucky’s wildlife and abused or neglected animals.