Rescue Log

In addition to the 700 permanent residents cared for daily at Bat World Sanctuary, the following bats were rescued and released back to the wild (or were provided permanent sanctuary with us if they were not releasable). Also logged are the rescues we directly assisted with nationally and internationally. Click on the entry to see any photos or videos that are available. 

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Iowa – bat hanging in corner of porch – photo available

May 17, 2023

A concerned home owner in Waterloo, Iowa gave us a call after noticing a big brown bat that had been roosting in the corner of his porch had not left in several days. The man gave us a call and explained his worries that the bat might have its foot caught on something, preventing it from leaving at night.  He sent us a photo and the bat did appear to be very thin and dehydrated. We provided guidance on how to safely contain the bat and located a bat trained rescuer in the finder’s area. The bat was transferred to a rescuer where he will be assessed for hopeful release back to the wild.


May 17, 2023
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