Herrick – Anne Eddings and her husband Ron care for injured, sick and orphaned animals at their home as part of The Herrick Wildlife Rescue in Shelby County.
They pay to support the rescue using their social security and pension income.
But now Ron is recovering from a serious health issue that required a lung transplant in October.His trips to the doctor in the Chicago area and daily medications are costing him more than $1,200 a month.In the meantime, doctors say keeping baby animals inside of his home could cause his body to reject his lung.
“My doctor informed me you can't have any of these four legged animals in the house,” Ron told WAND News.
Although fawns are kept in a horse barn on their property the couple is now hoping to add a garage to care for the other babies.
“They have to be kept warm and they have to be fed every couple of hours and that goes on for quite some time,” Anne said.
Donations to help the animal rescue can be sent directly to the rescue in Herrick.Or, contributions can be made at the fundraising site youcaring.com.Look for “Help Anne Save Injured And Abandoned Wildlife.”