Miller, who was a nurse for 15 years, has helped more than 1,700 animals this year alone, taking in sick, injured and orphaned wildlife such as waterfowl, foxes and beavers. Birds, squirrels, opossums and raccoons are the animals she sees the most, and she was recently caring for more than 300 animals on a single day, including 27 squirrels that needed bottle-fed.
The work is full-time and depends on donations. Whatever isn’t donated comes from her own pocket, including medications, food, formula and special needs, such as the prosthesis once needed for a Canadian goose without legs. Donations can be made at http://ericamiller.org.
“Any one that I can save is a good thing,” Miller said.