San Francisco Oil Spill- --Update 11/23 & 12/3 on Page 3

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SandraChick, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    Hi all-

    As you've probably heard on national news- the SF Bay Oil spill has over 400 live oiled wild birds and counting. Although they have many volunteers to help- they lack experienced folks. I'm on the Humboldt County response Team (as a trained oiled bird rehaber) and I've been called up to go down to the Cordelia Center down there (California has an oil spill response network that was put together after the Exxon spill in Alaska). This will technically be my 5th oil spill (although 2 were simultaneous, so it's more like 4th).

    If it's like the other oil spills I've worked on--I'll be working 18 hour days doing anything from tubing birds (that's how we feed those that can't feed themselves yet), to washing birds, to helping the vetrinarians with blood workups....

    I'll be gone for a little while as I won't have time (nor the energy) to get online-

    Last edited: Dec 3, 2007
  2. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    Good luck and thanks.
  3. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Whoa, bless you. I wish I could go do that. Don't forget the Dawn dishwashing liquid, I think they all use that! Best wishes and let us know how it goes!
  4. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Prayers sent your way and for all the birds and other workers too! Thank You for helping!
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Wow - what a great still to have and so sorry that you are having to be in 'demand' right now.

    Hope all goes well and you are able to save as many birds as possible!
  6. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    BLESS YOU - For helping the helpless.

  7. Chellester

    Chellester Songster

    Jun 22, 2007
    Nor Cal
    Good luck and be careful Sandra. A great thing you are doing there!

    When you get back, I hope to see you in chat again. I haven't seen you there in a while, and I enjoyed chatting with you in the past! [​IMG]
  8. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    Quote:It is true that we use the Dawn liquid detergent---the plain old original kind. It's one of the reasons that I only use dawn soap at home---it was tested on birds and it was the most effective at cutting the grease/oil while not harming their skin and feathers. Dawn has repeatedly donated TONS of it for oil spills all over the world--so I reward them with my business.

    I'll be leaving Tuesday morning...
  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I wish I were closer. I went through Oil Spill Response training at the Duck Rescue Conference in NC in August and would gladly volunteer.

    Good luck and thanks for your care of the poor oiled ones.
  10. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    My hat is off to you, that is a life dream of mine (to be an animal rehaber). I know you will be really, really busy, but will you be able to take pictures? I know we all would be very interested in how it all works.

    Lisa [​IMG]

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