Featured CWR

Judy Stearns

How long have you been rehabilitating wildlife?

3 years
 
 
What is your favorite animal you work with?
 
Bears
 
 
Did you always know you wanted to be involved with wildlife?
 
 
Yes. I have been an animal-lover and felt a connection with them my entire life.
 
 
What is an animal you dream to work with?
 
Chimpanzees
 
 
Do you work with other rehabbers or do you work independently?
 
As the province of Manitoba’s only bear rehabilitation facility for bears, we work independently.
 
 
Do you work with all species? If no, which groups of animals do you concentrate on?
 
We are solely a shelter for orphaned black bear cubs.
 
 
Do you have any pets?
 
I have 4 cats, 2 dogs and 2 horses (and many other wild critters who live on our property that I have come to know such squirrels, a killdeer family, a fox, many birds, and a now-hibernating woodchuck).
 
 
What are some of your hobbies?
 
I enjoy reading, photography, genealogy, knitting, flower gardening, and spending time with my horses.
 
 
Do you volunteer for other organizations?
 
I do what I can by making phone calls and writing letters on behalf of other animal welfare issues and helping to raise awareness.
 
 
If you could travel anywhere in the world specifically for wildlife sighting, where would you go?
 
While I’m not a fan of going to where wildlife lives and risk disrupting them or causing harm to their environment, I would like to see a puffin one day!