Nebraska Wildlife Rescue near Louisville is asking for help from the public. Their air conditioning unit broke down a while back and with this week’s extreme heat they need to make alternate homes for the animals. Executive Director Laura Stastny says, “One of the challenges we face is that our windows don’t open. We are on an industrial plant ground and our windows don’t open so we can’t put in a bunch of window air conditionings or air conditionings that need to be vented to the outside as we have limited access for that. So, we’ve done everything that we can.”
Stastny says the air conditioner will be fixed or replaced but that is about four weeks out and they need to do something now to protect the animals.
Their next option is to move the animals to shaded, outdoor enclosures but lack the materials to do so. They are asking for donations of six foot high chain link outdoor kennel panels, gates and hardware to build pens for about 150 animals. Stastny says these are all animals that would be time outside to wild before release anyway but they lack the amount of enclosures needed to house all the animals now.
Anyone wanting to donate can do so by logging on to nebraskawildliferehab.org.