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Fundraiser Dinner Set at American Artisans to Benefit Wildlife

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American Artisans will be hosting their 2nd annual fund raising dinner to benefit the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center, which is directed by Tommy Young, Master Falconer and Animal Rehabilitator.  Please join us on Saturday, May 28 from 6 to 8 pm for a dinner featuring a pulled pork sandwich with sides, drinks and a dessert. The cost of ...

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Baby Otter in Need of Sponsors

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BY MELANIE BUCK – Wildlife Rehabilitator Tommy Young, of the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center, has received a six-week old baby otter and is in need of a sponsor to help care for the critter. Young said the otter would require two years of care and training before he could be released back into the wild. Young said the ...

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Wildlife Supporters Needed

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SUBMITTED – Spring has come and with it comes many new mouths to feed at the Arkansas Native Plant & Wildlife Center. There has been a large increase of abandoned, orphaned and injured wildlife coming into the Center at this time. Each day is bringing in more little mouths to feed. Funds are getting low and if the Center is ...

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A Second Chance to Soar

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BY MELANIE BUCK – Filled with the knowledge, scars, and sleepless nights of decades of caring for animals, wildlife rehabilitator Tommy Young has accomplished a fete that few have – rehabilitating and releasing thousands of species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and more – and was proud to announce his 80,000th release on Saturday, January 30th, 2016 amongst more than 100 ...

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Young to Make Milestone Release

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BY MELANIE BUCK – Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife supporter and fundraising volunteer Lyn Dilbeck, of Four Winds Trading Post, is extending an invitation to all to help Tommy Young celebrate the release of three hawks this Saturday, January 30th, at Lake Wilhelmina at 1:30 p.m. Young has been rehabilitating wildlife for more than 34 years and is approaching a ...

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Injured Bald Eagle in Need of Costly Surgery

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BY MELANIE BUCK – A juvenile bald eagle was hit by a car at Cossatot River State Park last Friday and is in need of surgery. Rehabilitator Tommy Young of the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center said that it will take more than $1,000 to fix the endangered animal. The two and a half year old female bald eagle’s ...

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Rehabilitated Animals are Returned Back to the Wild

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BY MELANIE BUCK – Two more rehabilitated animals were released recently to add to the count of Tommy Young, rehabilitator and falconer of Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center. Young is nearing his 80,000th release since beginning his professional trek more than 30 years ago. For the next few weeks, Young will hold releases on Fridays at the Visitor’s Center at ...

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Young Set to Enlist Volunteers and Sponsors

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BY MELANIE BUCK Wildlife Rehabilitator Tommy Young of the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center would like to invite hard workers and lovers of nature to his volunteer Saturdays. Volunteers are needed at the Center on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to assist with cleanup from weather-damaged areas from earlier in the year. In addition to the repairs ...

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Wildlife Sanctuary in Critical Need

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BY MELANIE BUCK – Wildlife Rehabilitator Tommy Young of the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center would like to invite hard workers and lovers of nature to his volunteer Saturdays. Volunteers are needed at the Center on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to assist with cleanup from weather-damaged areas from earlier in the year. In addition to the ...

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Wildlife Center Searching for Sponsors During Spring Influx

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  BY MELANIE BUCK – Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center has seen a big spring influx of babies and needs sponsors for the cute little bundles. Tommy Young, director of the Center, said they have already received dozens of baby fox, owl, raccoon, possums, deer, and more, and the season has just begun. Along with all of those critters ...

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