Volunteer Corner: Lindsay Hyatt

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Meet AWARE Animal Ambassador Handler & Caregiver Lindsay Hyatt
February 2016

Animal advocate Lindsay Hyatt has been a volunteer with AWARE over the past year assisting as an ambassador handler and non-releasable placement coordinator. You can find Lindsay caring for sick, injured and orphaned rehab animals who temporarily reside at AWARE, in addition to finding placement around the country to release AWARE’s residents back into the wild.

Lindsay has always shared a passion for animals, so it’s only natural volunteering her services at AWARE was the perfect fit. She finds inspiration when the animals she’s cared for at the center find a permanent home in the outdoors.

Her favorite success story features a litter of six gray foxes that were brought into AWARE as orphans. The foxes’ mother was trapped and killed, leaving the babies to fend for themselves. After training the baby foxes to hunt for food and survive in the wild, they were recently released to a woodland location in proximity to one of AWARE’s volunteer’s residence. On a frequent basis, Lindsay is updated with pictures of the foxes living their life frolicking amongst the trees.

At the AWARE center, Lindsay shares a special relationship with educational animal ambassador Ballou the bobcat. Their feline and friend connection is evident through regular weekly greetings.

If you love native wildlife species and the peaceful coexistence between man and the wild, consider volunteering at AWARE to gain a deeper perspective on how you can make a difference.

Stop by and visit us on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 for a free guided tour to meet our animal ambassadors and learn about native Georgia wildlife.