This summer we visited the Hope for Wildlife animal rescue and rehabilitation centre in Nova Scotia. Many of you might know about it from the “Hope for Wildlife” show. That’s how we found out about the centre, and since it’s only 3 hours away from our home, we decided to visit the place.
The Founder of Hope for Wildlife
The centre was started by Hope Swinimer, a woman who is passionate about caring for the province’s wild creatures. She wanted to save injured and orphaned animals and also to help people learn to love and care about wildlife. In her words, she wanted to help “heal the human spirit.” You can learn more about Hope Swinimer and her work by reading the “About” page on the Hope for Wildlife website.
Unfortunately, we were unable to meet Hope this time, but that didn’t surprise us since we know she’s a very busy person. Maybe next time!
The Animals at Hope for Wildlife
Some of the animals we saw at the centre included sugar gliders, a turkey, chinchillas, turtles, snakes, a crow, baby raccoons, owls, a fox, a dove, a starling, and porcupines. It made me happy that animals are being saved and released again into the wild.
I noticed that volunteers are very important in running the centre. Some day I would love to be a volunteer at an animal rescue centre like Hope for Wildlife.