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Finnegan Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Seattle Washington is a Seattle, Washington state located organization for rehabilitation and treatment of select wild animals – mammals and birds. The Center is headed by a special person – Debby Cantlon, who has been treating wild animals for 40 years. Debby is a cancer survivor, who treats animals out of love for them and for its therapeutic value. Debby has acquired lots of veterinarian skills and experience over the years. She has a nursing professional background and used to work at the Children’s Hospital, surgery department among other places. She specializes in treatment of baby and orphaned mammals such as squirrels, rabbits, hares, raccoons, foxes, coyotes; and of orphaned and baby birds – crows, owls, hawks and other LARGE birds (no water birds, though). Her favorite animals are squirrels and baby crows. Regretfully, for her own safety, due to having had once treated an adult squirrel that bit her so hard that it put her health at risk, Debby is unable to accept adult animals. The only exception (at my pleading) CAN be adult squirrels – at her discretion, upon evaluating possible health risks to her. She is ready to help treat animals suffering from sickness and injuries, and to rehabilitate orphan babies. The Center is not a commercial entity. Debby offers those services to anybody’s animal she is capable of taking care of. Since treating/rehabilitating animals requires financial expenses she does accept monetary donations.
The Finnegan Center is named after a baby squirrel that was brought to Debby in 2005 for treatment. After the successful treatment Finnegan was released and she built herself den in a large pine tree close to the Center. In the following two years Finnegan gave birth two times, each time to two babies. Sadly, at the age of three years Finnegan disappeared to be never seen again.
Seattle, April 2013
! ATTENTION !
To all friends of Debby’s; to all animal-lovers; to all good-will visitors of this site: Something very important happened. Please read this article for information.