Maddy is having an amazing experience in Canada! It is really hard work but she has already successfully rehabilitated some baby squirrels back to the wild and is now rearing some baby raccoons. Look how adorable they are!
She loves her fellow interns and says they are like family now they have been living in the woods together for a month. She enjoys the scenery and the simplicity of card games, cooking and outdoor activities like soccer and doesn't miss wearing make up or her social media at all:). She is one of only 2 Americans and the dominant language is French so that's new to her too. She says it's been an amazing, life-changing experience so far:)
Feeding wild raccoons is difficult though and as they have transitioned to juveniles they have developed sharp teeth and nails. Maddy's arms and hands are pretty torn up - she's definitely a dedicated mom!
But now they are a bit older, her babies have been joined by some new friends as they prepare for release when they are able to fend for themselves...
Critter Care made the news this week too: Link here!
Knowing how happy she is and how much she is thriving from this unique experience really takes the edge off of how much we miss our Maddy. Words cannot express how incredibly proud we are of her hard work and the difference she is making for wild animals in BC. Love you Maddy!