LIMERICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- While families across America will sit down to enjoy a turkey dinner with all the fixings this Thanksgiving, one lucky bird that nearly bought the farm in a car accident late last month has a new lease on life.
Meg Lord was driving towards her home in Parsonsfield on Halloween when she saw a flock of turkeys scurry out of a field and onto a busy road. A truck heading in the opposite direction tried to break before striking the birds, but could not avoid one of the juvenile turkeys.
Lord stopped to see if she could help the bird, as did the driver of the truck. They found the turkey in some tall grass and worked together to bundle it in a blanket. She brought it to the Center For Wildlife in the hopes that they could save its life.
The center takes in more than 1600 orphaned and injured animals each year, and rehabilitates them in an effort to return them to health and release them back into the wild.
"On Thanksgiving Day, I feel tremendously grateful for the work that they've done," said Lord, who hopes others will hear her story and support the center.
The Center for Wildlife is a non-profit organization which does not receive state or federal funding and relies on donations to help animals in need. They are always in need of donations of money and supplies to help support their mission.