Tue., May 4, 2010 2:20pm (EDT)

Georgia Wildlife Rescuers Preparing
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 4 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
Bird soaked in oil being cleaned (file photo courtesy Audobon of Florida)
Bird soaked in oil being cleaned (file photo courtesy Audobon of Florida)
Georgia wildlife experts and volunteers expect to head to the Gulf Coast to help save animals as a massive oil spill continues off the coast of Louisiana.


Chet Powell with the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association spent Monday picking up donations of Dawn dish washing liquid, bleach, towels and Pepto Bismol from South Georgia supermarkets.


Powell along with a team of wildlife experts are waiting to hear from the officials at the spill’s command center in Louisiana to find out where they’ll be needed.


“The oil could come in on beaches but more than likely the birds that are going to be affected the most animals are going to be in remote areas and that’s not going to be the most pleasant place to stay and work.”


Powell is expecting their team will go to Florida or Alabama. Team members are undergoing hazardous materials training before they leave.