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Tri-State Bird Rescue

newark Animal Shelter

110 Possum Hollow Road
newark, Delaware 19711
Phone: 302-737-9543
Fax: 302-737-9562
On December 26, 1976, during one of the worst winters of the century, the Liberian tanker Olympic Games ran aground in the Delaware River. Oiled Canada geese were found walking on roadways three miles inland, searching for open water. This spill was the sixth major oil spill in the Northeast region of the United States in a three-year period. Despite the efforts of many people, tens of thousands of animals died as the result of oil contamination.

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research was founded that winter for the purpose of establishing a multi-disciplinary team of wildlife biologists, veterinarians, pathologists, chemists and concerned citizens to study the effects of oil on birds and develop protocols necessary to treat affected wildlife. Thirty years later, Tri-State continues to be a leader in oil spill response and is internationally recognized for its oiled bird rehabilitation and research. Tri-State’s oil spill team collaborates with oil companies, government agencies, colleagues and concerned citizens all over the world not only to respond to oil spills, but also to lessen the impact on natural resources through contingency planning and training prior to a spill.

In response to community need, Tri-State Bird Rescue opened a full-time Wild Bird Clinic in 1982 to care for ill, injured, and orphaned wild birds. We outgrew the original facility because of a rapidly growing caseload and with the help of the community, Tri-State opened a new state-of-the-art wildlife facility in 1989. Today the Frink Center for Wildlife consists of animal care wards, surgery and research labs, outdoor aviaries and pools, an oil spill facility, and administrative offices.

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