Wildlife Rescue Smore

Cody Cannon

Wild Life Is Important

  • Wildlife rehabilitation are committed to the treatment and subsequent release of indigenous wildlife in need. Estimates indicate over 75% of the animals cared for are affected in some manner by human activities. Nest tree destruction, vehicle collisions, unrestrained pets, illegal or legal wild pet trading, intentional or unintentional poisonings including oil contamination, window collisions, and non-target trapping or shooting result in wildlife distress.

  • There are important emotional, economic and social reasons why humans need to experience wildlife and nature. We all need to kick back and breathe a little fresh air. Sometimes simply setting up a backyard bird feeder or taking a walk in the park is enough; at other times we seek more active pastimes such as canoeing, hiking, or wildlife photography.

Animals Impact Our Environment

Wild Life Facts

  • Squirrels are credited with planting more trees than the human race!

  • The gray bat population in Missouri eats 440 tons of insects a year

  • Woodchucks move large quantities of soil and contribute to the aeration and mixing of soil

  • Coyotes and Foxes are beneficial in rodent control, help to clean up the woods and fields and are important to ecosystems

  • Skunks are beneficial to farmers, gardeners and landowners because they feed on a large number of agricultural and garden pests

  • Raccoon eat berries and nuts and help to spread the seeds of valuable plants

  • Flying squirrels feed upon the buds of trees which helps to stimulate tree growth

  • Opossums keep our neighborhoods free of harmful garden pests and rodents