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AWARE Takes Care Of Atlanta’s Sick Or Injured Wild Animals

Wildlife Rehabilitator, Marjan Ghadrdan with owls Ellis and Cricket.
Wildlife Rehabilitator, Marjan Ghadrdan with owls Ellis and Cricket.
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For those of us with an injured or sick pet, we know the veterinarian’s office is always an option, but what if you’ve found a wild animal in need of help? 

That is where AWARE, the Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort, might be able to help.

The staff, interns and volunteers at this wildlife refuge care for orphaned and injured animals like opossums, turtles and owls.

In this Atlanta Sound, we visit with wildlife rehabilitator Marjan Ghadrdan. We start with her calling to Gazer and Tabby, two large barred owls. They are among the 1,800 animals AWARE treats at its facility year-round.  

Watch PBA30’s “This is Atlanta” series on AWARE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs9A_sziF9s&feature=youtu.be