Healing the Human Spirit
Here will be a place where humans may find solace in a world of wounds and healing as they help another living animal in some way.
Some will be drawn to WildWay with offers to feed baby birds, clean pens, prepare diets or mend broken cages. Even after weeks of training they will be held there by some unseen tether. Other people will breathe a sigh of relief when they drop off a wounded snake, orphan fox kit or owl with a damaged eye. Still others will watch with hope for a day or night when we allow the public to watch the release of an animal that's ready to return to his or her kind. As acclaimed author/songwriter Douglas Wood sings in "Wild Again," this is our chance "to give back a little from all that we take."
Gifts come in all forms. The wild animals who come to us maybe aren't conscious of it, but they give us an amazing gift each time we interact with them. We are given an intimate moment with wildness. Unwrap it. Savor it. It's a rare gift that can heal the human spirit.
Photo: Executive Director Marlene Ehresman holding her son, 1979 © Bruce Ehresman