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Southern Wildlife Rehab Working To Help Animals Uprooted By Natural Disasters

After a string of natural disasters have hit in the last several weeks, hundreds of thousands of people have lost everything. Many are still without power or a place to live in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

But we tend to forget the toll that these storms can have on animals — and we’re not just talking about pets who have been abandoned.

Wildlife in these areas is also uprooted from their habitats, and many wild animals are killed off as water levels rose.

So while others are busy rebuilding, folks like Michelle Camara are busy gathering wild animals from the wreckage and rehabilitating them. She’s a wildlife rehabber and founder of Southern Wildlife Rehab in San Antonio, and I spoke with her from the rehab center. That’s why you might hear a finch named Beep tweeting behind her.

Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.