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Evaluation of Service Learning

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Evaluation of Service Learning

To start off, I would like to say that this has been such an amazing experience for me and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to serve the way that I did. Wildlife center is such a great experience that I think everyone should participate at some point for at least a small amount of time. Not only that I met new people and enjoyed spending time with them, but also got to understand how easy it could be to get to meet those people and in that kind of work experience be helpful to them. Working with animals was not something that I was used to do in my life. This was the first time that I had the experience to work with wild animals. The objectives of their program is to help our wildlife survive and to provide a benefit to the endangered wildlife such as animals. The goals of the wildlife animal center are to protect, preserve and treat injured animals. What they did actually was that, after they received injured animals, they would treat them and it does not matter how long it would take, but after they feel better, then they will be transferred mostly to the zoos. Wildlife animal center gets each animal the needed pin, but for training they get to move to a bigger pin. For an example our birds were to get trained on how to fly and for mammals to learn how to hunt. During the time I was volunteering we had couple of injured animals that were brought in to us. Some of our examples were like our red-tailed Hawk and his name was handsome. They had found him in mesa about 3 years ago. He was shot in head, detached retina, and blind in both eyes. Handsome was picked up by mesa Police Department animal Control. There was a round trailed ground whose name was Squeak and it was found in Phoenix in summer 2002, he was about a week old when he was brought in and his injuries were head trauma and blind in one eye. One of our other injuries was electrocution. She was a Harris Hawk named Merlot and she was found in Arizona, but in this case she was transferred from another wildlife rehabilitation facility in 2006. She has a partial wing amputation of the right wing and missing a toe on the left foot. After observing all this horrible injuries that were caused by animal abuse, when I was asked to pick a social problem I chose animal abuse. We also had couple of animals just for education programs like couple of those were our prairie dogs which one of them was from Texas and a Merlin and her name was Antique. What really

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