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Storm clean up is underway at wildlife rehabilitation center

Sierra Dorpinghouse, Volunteer Sierra Dorpinghouse, Volunteer
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Storm Clean up is underway at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Thomasville.  

Sierra Dorpinghouse is all geared up and ready to help with clean up after Friday's storm damaged several animal cages and fences at the Lorraine Conklin Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Thomasville.   

"She's had a lot of water damage, a couple of trees have come down on some of her cages that do hold animals," said Sierra Dorpinghouse.  

The storm caused thousands of dollars worth of damage, but luckily only one beaver and a duck were injured during the storm. Dorpinghouse is one of several volunteers with the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association who came out to help clean up.  

"So we're out here trying to repair fences so that she can keep them inside while they nourish back to life," said Dorpinghouse.    

Volunteers are feeding deer some leaves from a fallen tree, and the remainder of the bark will be given to the beavers. The center helps rehabilitate animals so they can be released back into the wild. They have everything from pigs to bears, and ducks.  

"It's important for her to have some help just because she's got a lot of animals out here that need help just getting back on their feet again so they can go back out," said Dorpinghouse.

Dorpinghouse says she enjoys volunteering with the association and didn't expect to use a chainsaw to rescue animals. The clean-up is expected to take several hours.

You can find out how to volunteer with the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association by clicking here or here. The last training class before next year  is this weekend.

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