Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ford Global Week of Caring

Yesterday Dan and I joined Triwaks, his PR firm here in Israel, to participate in an afternoon of community service, as part of Ford Motor Company's Global Week of Caring where over 11,000 employees and associates around the globe volunteer during company time. 

Triwaks organized an afternoon for us at the Tel Aviv Safari (zoo), where we met with the lead veterinarian, Dr Igal Horowitz, and worked with his staff to clean some large walk-in bird cages and then hang branches for the birds to swing on while they recover from surgeries. 

The animal hospital there was opened in the last 10 years, planning to see about 200 animals per year.  It now sees over 2,000 annually!  The vet said that awareness and attention to wildlife in Israel has grown exponentially in the past 12 years or so. 

Oh, and that little creature I found on the sidewalk a few weeks back - that was a hedgehog.  They are quite common here. 

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