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To Name, or Not To Name?

Naming wild animals that come into any Wildlife Rehabber's care is a personal decision. Those that do not name the animals state that they don't want to name something they cannot keep, It creates more of a personal connection. I completely understand and respect that perspective.

However, at Hancock Wildlife.....everyone gets a name! The main reason that I do this is so I can easily track weights, treatment, appetite, etc. and link it to the animal by name. For me, it's easier to say "Chevy's weight has increased" rather than "That bat I got from the car dealership has increased in weight." Using a name is just easier for me. It's that simple. Whether I name something or not, I will become attached to it. LOL

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