Shasta Wildlife Rescue Open House 2015

Oh No! Baby-O When a dog frightens mama opossum, Baby-O flings from her mama’s back and begins an exciting adventure.

Oh No! Baby-O
When a dog frightens mama opossum, Baby-O flings from her mama’s back and begins an exciting adventure.

Our local wildlife rescue organization, Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation (SWRR), holds an Annual Open House and Baby Shower event at Anderson River Park, in Anderson, CA. Educational animals will be on hand and there’ll be activities for children. Tim and I will be there as well.

My first introduction to SWRR was over 20 years ago when a turkey vulture fledgling took up residence in our henhouse. A few years later I discovered a mama opossum roadkill with live babies still in her pouch along our little country road. In each instance, SWRR volunteers gathered the young and cared for them until they were able to make it on their own in the wild.

Shasta Wildlife  Rescue volunteer feeds an orphaned baby opossum.

Shasta Wildlife Rescue volunteer feeds an orphaned baby opossum.

A few years back, Karlene Stoker (SWRR volunteer), asked if I would write a story about a baby opossum. Karlene does a lot of opossum rehabilitation in her role as a volunteer. She figured if I could make turkey vultures sympathetic in No Place for Ugly Birds, then a sympathetic story about a baby opossum wouldn’t be too far of a stretch.

Thus, Oh No! Baby-O was conceived. Oh, No! Baby-O has it’s official release/birthday later this summer (August 2015). But today, there’s a special surprise at the SWRR Open House and Baby Shower. A limited number of advanced copies will go on sale as a fundraiser for SWRR! Isn’t that exciting!

So, if you’re in the area, come on by. Don’t forget your Orphaned Baby Animal Shower gift. Here’s a list.
Why bring a shower gift?
First, this is one of the ways SWRR is supported.
Second, all persons bringing gifts will be entered into a drawing for this piece of original art.

Donated original painting for Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation.

Baby Opossum in Dogwood Blossom – Donated original painting for Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation.

The drawing will be held at 1 p.m.

I hope to see you there!

3 thoughts on “Shasta Wildlife Rescue Open House 2015

  1. Mary,
    You have a heart of gold and so do the volunteers at Shasta Wildlife Rescue. I hope the orphaned animal baby shower is a huge success. One lucky prize winner receives a beautiful piece of artwork,compliments of you. I wish I lived nearby. I’d be there. Have fun!

    I’m excited for you about your upcoming book launch for Baby-O. I hope many advanced readers copies sell at the fundraiser today. Love the cover! Best wishes to you all!

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