PUNTA GORDA — Among the animals on the mend at Peace River Wildlife Center this week were a possum orphaned as a newborn, several tortoises whose shells had been split open, and an osprey that had been shot in the wing by a pellet gun.
Such animals most likely would have died in the wild. But after weeks of care provided by the center’s staff and volunteers, most soon will be returned to the wild, and those that won’t be able to fend for themselves will become permanent wards of the center.
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