December 9, 2009
TAVERNIER, FL - DECEMBER 08: Laura Quinn the founder of the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center tends to a pelican that was brought in with a broken wing for emergency care on December 8, 2009 in Tavernier, Florida. The center which cares for sick and injured birds came close to shutting down because of the lack of donations due to the economic downturn this summer, but recently donations have come through due to publicity about the plight of the center. The center continues to need donations to operate the place that founder Laura Quinn, a retired teacher, began almost 20 years ago. They treat and release about 700 birds a year and permanently care for about 90 birds as well as having daily feedings for wild birds in the area.