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Wildlife rehab takes animals in after hurricane

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)-- Animal lover Jennifer Leonard has transformed her home into a wildlife rehab for animals of all sorts.

Coastal Carolina Wildlife Rehab was established in 2007, but Leonard's passion for animals started at a young age.

From snakes, to flying squirrels, to deer, to turtles, there's almost not an animal she would turn away.

With the most recent extreme weather event, we asked if Hurricane Arthur brought any new residents to the rehab?

Leonard replied, "We had the baby birds, we had several calls that we talked the caller into making a make shift nest out of a milk jug and hanging it because mom was still around trying to take care of the baby.

Mom is the best chance for the baby to survive and make it adulthood.

She was thankful Hurricane Arthur only brought minimal damage to area.

Leonard also expressed concern that if people don't step up to help that generations to come will not have the wildlife like we do now.

As of Monday, the organization is non-profit and hopes they will be able to expand with the help from others.

If you do find an injured animal, first contact wildlife enforcement.

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