There’s a new wildlife rehabilitation center in Ohio County, Kentucky, launched by a woman who found a need and decided to fill it.
Brittany McFadden saw a posting on Facebook by Ohio County Animal Control asking for a local person who is a “wildlife rehabber” to come pick up an animal.
That gave McFadden the idea for Shamar Wildlife Rehab and Sanctuary, which opened in January.
McFadden said Shamar is a Hebrew word, suggested by her mother, that means “to keep, guard, protect and save life.” McFadden said it just seemed natural for her to launch this project.
“I’ve always had a love for animals, and I always wanted to do something with animals. I’m literally living my dream," said McFadden. "I imagined it would be cats and dogs, but there are people advocating for cats and dogs. There’s no one advocating for the wildlife, so that’s why I chose to take care of the wildlife.”