Injured ibis saved thanks to the Wildlife Care Center

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A white ibis has been given another chance at life, after it was nursed back to health following injuries it sustained in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

The bird spent last week at the Wildlife Care Center in Fort Lauderdale and was released Friday.

The Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation at the center, Renata Schneider says the best part of her job is being able to see an animal get released.

“It’s what we’re here for,” Renee says. “We know we can’t save everyone so every animal we are able to really makes us feel like we’re doing our jobs, and it pays off.”

The ibis was saved by a good Samaritan who found it by the side of the road.

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