This Week at Liberty – October 14, 2013

Hoots, Howls, and HollersMegan and Libby

Since HHH and TW@L are going on a short vacation for the next three weeks, I am going to suggest two things you can do in our absence to help the cause.  Listen up and act…you’ll be glad you did.

First, go to and follow the pop up taking you to the Birdies for Charity Web site.  Help us be one of the selected charities to attend the Waste Management Phoenix Open.  For pennies you can participate and help wildlife!

Second, Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation has been enrolled in Fry’s Foods Community Rewards Program!

Fry’s Community Rewards Program, is easy to join. If you already have a Fry’s VIP Card, Please follow the steps below. If you do not have Fry’s VIP Card and would like to enroll, please go to your nearest Fry’s Food store and ask to join their VIP Card program, then follow the steps below to start supporting Liberty Wildlife while you shop for groceries!

Step 1: Creating an Online Fry’s Account

(If you already have an account please skip to Step 2)

Go to

Select ‘Create an Account’

Under Sign-In Information, enter your emails and create a password (write down your email and password, as you will need in it Step 2)

Select ‘Use Card Number’

Enter your Fry’s VIP Card Number, last name and postal code

Select ‘Find Store’

Choose your store then select ‘Create Account’

You will then be prompted to check your email for a confirmation email

Click the hyperlink in your email to finish creating your Online Fry’s Account

Continue to Step 2 to register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program

Step 2: Register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program

Go to

Select ‘Sign-In’

Enter your email and password (you created in Step1) then select ‘Sign In’

Select ‘My Account’ then select ‘Account Settings’ from the drop down menu

Click ‘edit’ under Community Rewards (if prompted, enter personal info)

Under Find Your Organization: Enter NPO Number 84046 then select ‘search’

Under Select Your Organization: Select the box next to ‘Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation’

Then select ‘save’

If you have registered correctly, you should see ‘Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation’ listed under ‘Community Rewards on your Account Summary page

Thanks for your dedication and unwavering support of Liberty Wildlife. Community involvement is very important to our organization, and with your support we have become the great organization that we are today!

Thanks Alex, for signing us up for these future rewards!

Thanks to you, our readers, our public, our supporters for helping us fulfill our mission.

This Week at Liberty

Posted by Terry Stevens

Posted by Terry Stevens

The intake total is now up to 3537.

OK, after last week’s sad update, we’re back to a normal operation (mostly). The pace is slow but the window still shows activity and we’re still getting animals in for treatment, just not as many as we take in earlier in the year.  We’re planning the upcoming Volunteer Appreciation picnic which will be held on December 8th this year so mark your calendars appropriately!

Jesse prepares to assess an injured cottontail

Jesse prepares to assess an injured cottontail

Ahh, bunnies! They come in all year, both young and old.  This little guy was brought to the window all the way from the Glendale/Peoria area by a tremendous lady who cared that much about the wildlife in her neighborhood.  He presented symptoms that suggested a back injury so more evaluation is on the menu.

Andrea and Jesse look at a sharp-shinned

Andrea and Jesse look at a sharp-shinned

Joanie holds a GHO from the Southeast valley

Joanie holds a GHO from the Southeast valley

A young BuOw gets some care

A young BuOw gets some care

Some of the “usual suspects” – a GHO from the far southeast valley, a local sharpie who is having some difficulties with his tail, a first year burrowing owl with a leg problem, etc. – made it to our door – er, window – last week to get the expert care they needed. No matter how slow things get, our volunteers still provide the best care possible for our native wildlife!

A kestrel gets his wing checked

A kestrel gets his wing checked

"Maybe if I bite this glove..."

“Maybe if I bite this glove…”

This male kestrel is in fine feather (and a feisty temperament!) as his treatment for a wing injury continues.  There is a possibility that he might join our education team someday.  It all depends on the outcome of his injury…

Little male still has an eye problem

Little male still has an eye problem

Drops are a part of the test

Drops are a part of the test

Dr. Wyman looks for corneal damage

Dr. Wyman looks for corneal damage

This other little male (who needs some work on HIS feathers) is still having a problem with his eye.  Dr, Wyman again used our testing equipment – and her skill – to check his eye which continues to exhibit evidence of a scratch on the cornea. More observation is in order.


A note accompanied this bird...

A note accompanied this bird…

Liberty's new species: The Courier Pigeon!

Liberty’s new species: The Courier Pigeon!

So to answer once and for all the question about what sort of animals we care for, ALL OF THEM! Even the non-natives get help if they need it.  This pigeon was brought to us via commercial courier last week after a nice lady found it in her pool.  A local vet sent her to us so she called a courier service who delivered the bird to us in a plastic bin along with the above note. People who care are truly awesome!!


OK, as Megan noted above, we’re taking some time off (it IS the slow time of year for  intakes!) H3 and TW@L will return on November 11!  Same bird time, same bird channel! As always, feel free to contact us via e-mail anytime. See you all next month!

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One Response to This Week at Liberty – October 14, 2013

  1. Laura Bathel says:

    Blessings to the Sweet Lady who obvoiusly spent money to save the pigeon. I too have a soft spot for them and am so glad there is such a Kind Soul on this earth. May there be more like her! Birds Matter!

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