After the storm closed an entry highway, three workers hiked into work to care for 41 animals, doing so with out electrical energy for a part of the day.
PORTLAND, Ore. — On Monday, a gaggle of devoted Portland Audubon workers hiked into work to care for animals despite a historic April snowstorm that downed timber, closing an entry highway.
“We were there for the pandemic. We’re there during snow days. We’re there regardless of what’s going on and today there were a lot of downed tree branches and things like that that were blocking the road, along with the slushy conditions,” stated Stephanie Herman, supervisor of the Wildlife Care Center, as she described a photo that was posted on the Portland Audubon Twitter account.
The photograph exhibits two staff members strolling within the snow with a tree behind them that had fallen over the highway.
“There’s been other snowstorms in Portland that have prevented us from getting up using the roads and our cars, and we’ve hiked them before and we’ll do it again,” Herman stated.
She stated for those that work with animals, and people concerned in wildlife rehabilitation particularly, the work turns into greater than a job.
“Right now. We have a fleet of baby hummingbirds in here and they need to be fed every 30 minutes all day, every day and they can’t miss feedings. That’s our responsibility to them,” said Herman.
“We care about the animals and we want to see them succeed and be released back into the wild and we can’t just skip a day. We can’t just not be there for them,” she said.
Herman said three team members hiked in on Monday in order to take care of 41 animals. For a portion of the day, they did their jobs without electricity as the snow storm knocked out power to thousands.
Founded in 1902, Portland Audubon is a nonprofit that advocates for wildlife and conservation efforts whereas additionally serving to injured or orphaned birds and different wildlife.
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