Giving wildlife a second chance

Certified wildlife rehabilitator Toni Maat of Montgomery pets a cat at her store Windmill Feed and Pet Supply in Elko New Market, which doubles as a domestic animal shelter. Maat cares for injured or abandoned wildlife in rural Montgomery. Lisa Ingebrand Photo

On undisclosed acreage in rural Montgomery, dozens of wild animals are convalescing under the care of a DNR certified wildlife rehabilitator.

The location is kept a secret to protect the animals, as many animal lovers would surely like to see the babies up close, but they are wild--and need to stay that way--and some of the animals are recovering from life-threatening injuries.


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