Hey there, my name is Amanda. I'm a married 29 year old with two adorable dogs named Lexi (German Shorthaired Pointer) and Kimber (Labrador Retriever), two crazy fun cats, and a huge passion for all animals. I have an amazing husband who supports me in all that I do. I work full time as a flight attendant & I own my own business, which helps me complete one of my dreams of being able to volunteer and help out at wildlife care centers around the world!
I was raised on a farm so growing up I had a variety of pets: cats, dogs, birds, rodents, reptiles, pigs, cows, horses, llamas and goats... just to name a few. I love all animals, even the ones many people are squeamish about. My first wildlife rehab experience was when I was seven and raised a group of baby opossums for release that my mom and I found on their deceased mother. I absolutely fell in love with opossums. I was always taught to treat animals with respect.
My mission // to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife... and to provide sanctuary, individualized care and a voice for other animals in need.
Since I grew up in the country, I rarely set foot inside the house. All my life, I've had a passion for being around animals, big and small. After high school, I went to college for my animal science degree and studied to become a veterinary technician. While there, I discovered my true passion.
In 2012 I became an official wildlife caretaker when I started volunteering my Saturdays at my local wildlife center. I helped take care of the permanent wildlife that lives there as well as the wildlife that was getting ready for release. Not long after that I began to take care of wildlife in my own home that was brought to me or that I went to pick up. I would take in sick, injured, or young and abandoned wildlife to raise them for release. I was known as the opossum whisperer to other local rehabbers because they were the main animal I rehabilitated and cared for in my home. They are such misunderstood creatures and I would love for you to read more about them to find out why they are so great to have in the world.
To read more about opossums, visit this page here.
In 2016 I became a flight attendant. In 2017 my husband and I moved to Texas. I still have an immense passion for wildlife, but, I am currently unable to raise any opossums or other wildlife. I greatly miss them but one day soon will be helping them like I used to. For now, I will continue to educate the general public and those who visit this site. Every day at work I am teaching the people that I work with about the wonders of opossums and why they are so much greater than people give them credit for. I'm slowly being known as the opossum girl with my airline.. and you can bet that I am not ashamed of that.
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