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Wild Instincts rehabbed a record number of animals in 2018; could beat that number in 2019

RHINELANDER (WAOW)– Wild Instincts Rehab in Rhinelander rescued and rehabilitated a record number of animals in 2018 and is on pace to exceed that number in 2019.

They rescued and rehabbed 927 animals last year. 115 were different species from 42 different counties with a success rate of 66.6%.

As of Monday, they’ve rescued and rehabbed 482 animals this year. Last year at this time–it was 463. They currently have 157 animals in their care.

There has been a steady rise in the number of animals they take care of each year, but it’s hard to pin point the reason for the increase.

“We’ve been getting more and more animals every year since we’ve been here, so this was year eight for us starting in January and I don’t know if it’s because we’re more well known or what the situation is but every year the numbers just keep going up” Mark Naniot, the director of rehabilitation at Wild Instincts said.

The organization has been busy this year taking care of everything from squirrels to bears. They are in need of paper towels and produce such as carrots, bananas, berries and melons.

Ben Zitouni

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