A woman from Bonita Springs, Florida found an injured mud turtle who needed emergency treatment earlier this week. Unable to leave her job to drive the injured animal to Arx Wildlife Hospital, the woman took action and ordered an Uber to help out with transportation.
On Wednesday, Kate Kimball posted the following on her Facebook page below a photo of the injured turtle. (Oh how we love this woman!)
“Found an injured turtle in the road this morning… did not have time to take him to the wildlife hospital so I called an Uber for him! He’s on his way Conservancy of Southwest Florida!”
According to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Kate called ahead and explained to the staff what had happened, the turtle’s injuries and where and when she had found it. And yes, the turtle arrived safely. It is hoped the turtle can be treated for his injuries and released back into the wild.
The Arx Wildlife Hospital requests Good Samaritans who find injured animals to call ahead in order arrangements can be made. Many thanks to the heroes who are able to think out of the box and help those who cannot speak.
“Approximately 3,800 injured, sick and orphaned native animals are admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital each year. Most of those injuries stem from interactions that involve humans – including car strikes, domestic pet attacks, window collisions, fishing line and hook injuries, gunshots, and toxicosis.”
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