BAYTOWN For oiled birds taken from polluted shores and waters around Galveston Bay, sanctuary is a pet carrier in a trailer in an equipment yard not far from Interstate 10.
It s there that Wildlife Response Services has set up a rehabilitation unit for animals harmed by the oil spill that began in the bay Saturday afternoon.
There have been a lot of people working very hard in preparation for taking in a lot of birds, said Rhonda Murgatroyd, the group s founder and managing director.
Cleaning the birds is an intensive process. Workers must don white Tyvek suits, two pairs of gloves that are sealed off at the wrist with tape, a face mask and goggles before handling an animal. The trailer where the birds are being kept is cramped and smells of oil fumes.
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