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MRHS Assists in the Saving of ‘Spirit’ the Bald Eagle


SUBMITTED – Mena Regional Health System recently provided x-ray services in an effort to save Spirit, the bald eagle, from euthanasia.  Spirit was born in April 2016 and during her time in the nest, her mother was feeding her fish that contained zinc.  Zinc poisoning causes the loss of feathers, resulting in the inability to fly. Shortly after leaving the ...

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Wildlife Center Burglarized; Criminals Leave Poached Deer Behind

The picture above shows Tommy Young in August 2014 with the deer that was killed during a burglary at the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center in September 2016.

BY MELANIE BUCK – On September 28th, Wildlife Rehabilitator Tommy Young was crushed when he arrived at the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center to find a 4-year old whitetail buck, that he has raised and rehabilitated since it was a juvenile, slaughtered in its pen. Young said the buck had been shot with three arrows and left lying in ...

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Young Released Last Legally Rehabilitated Fawn in the State


BY MELANIE BUCK – The last legally held fawn in the State of Arkansas has been released by wildlife rehabilitator, Tommy Young, and Arkansas Game and Fish Warden, Ray Hines. On Monday, September 19, surrounded by supporters, the fawn was released back into the wild after being rehabilitated over the summer by Young. The fawn was brought to Young by ...

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Young Releases Bobcat


Wildlife Rehabilitator Tommy Young of the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center released a bobcat on Saturday, May 21, on Rich Mountain. Young has had the bobcat since last year and has worked diligently to re-enter the animal back into its natural habitat. Dr. Tom Sullivan sponsored the bobcat while in rehabilitation at the center and was able to help ...

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Fundraiser Dinner Set at American Artisans to Benefit Wildlife


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


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


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


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


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


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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