It’s a sad thing when bullies run rampant. Humans just don’t bully other humans, they push animals around, too.
From pets to wildlife, there are just some people who are plain mean and unkind to the amazing creations placed on this planet.
One such creature is a spider monkey affectionately named “Izzie.” In 2012, Izzie was rescued and taken to the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic in Central America.
The poor baby was reportedly found tied to a poacher’s porch. Within 3 hours of the horrifying report, the Belize Forest Department rescued her and took her to safety.
Thankfully, Izzie’s story didn’t end at the cruel hands of the poacher who stole her from her mother. After her rescue, a new life awaited surrounded by loving hearts and hands.
Stories like Izzie’s are everywhere, but she couldn’t have survived without the help and care of volunteers like Molly Reeve.
Reeve, a Wildtracks volunteer, took it upon herself to care for Izzie nearly full time after she was rescued from the poacher.
“As a Wildtracks volunteer, you never know what you might end up doing!” a Facebook post from the program reads.
Wildtracks is a non-profit organization located in Belize that focuses on conservation with a mission aiming toward “environmental stewardship.”
As for Izzie, Reeve noted she wanted nothing but the best for her monkey friend. Though saying goodbye would be hard, the focus was always to send Izzie off in the best way possible.
“I want nothing more than for her to have her own family in the wild and live a long and happy life there,” she said in a video shared by Little But Fierce.
This sad story appears to happy ending indeed, but it’s only possible through the help of amazing volunteers, the generous and willing patrons who make a difference every day.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can help the Wildtracks cause, visit their website for more information, to find out about getting involved, or to make a donation.
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