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Rescuers Save Baby Monkey Tied to Poacher's Porch After She Was Shot 5 Times & Stolen from Mother

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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.

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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.

The precious baby monkey was nursed back to health and operated on due to having been shot multiple times, Belize Wildlife Clinic reported.

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.”

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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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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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