Deb O'Shell returns for another wild time on Central PA Live! This time, she introduces us to a tiny pygmy goat named "Bella". Deb says pygmy goats work well as milk producers. They are also sometimes kept as pets in urban or suburban backyards, depending on local regulation of livestock ownership. The pygmy goat is quite hardy, an asset in a wide variety of settings, and can adapt to virtually all climates.
Deb is always in need of financial help and volunteers to care for the animals that call her center home.
If you'd like to help, contact:
Blair Wildlife Rehab Center
393 Igou Road
Tyrone, PA 16686
Tours are available by appointment
About Blair County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center:
Eight years ago as a healing process after her son's death, Deborah O' Shell began to put her heart into helping wild animals. Over the years she worked hard to obtain the proper licenses becoming United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) licensed, federally (USDI) permitted and Pennsylvania Game Commission permitted. What started out in the beginning as a bird here and a racoon there had soon become a 24 hour a day job. Along the way Debbie did not stand alone in her love of the creatures. Family and friends had also helped her in what was soon to become Blair County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Today the center has up to fifty volunteers, eight of these being subpermittees. Subpermittees are licensed under Debbie to house the animals while they heal. Many have come and gone but none have left without feeling they had helped in some way.