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Wildlife Rehabber Retires After Lifetime Of Caring


Last updated 9/21/2020 at 3:30pm

Jeanette Schmitt’s neighbors are going to miss her dearly now that she’s moved to Asheville in her retirement – her bird neighbors that is.

Schmitt recently retired from her 44-year career as a wildlife rehabber, which, she said, was her life’s passion.

She’s recently moved into a senior living facility with her husband from her previous home in Pisgah Forest, where she ran her wildlife rehabilitation business and fed the many, many birds around her house.

“The Carolina wrens would call me. They would sit outside on the railing and they would just scream like, ‘Get out he...

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