LIVE OAK — Molly Richardson, patron saint of the county’s sick, injured and abandoned wildlife, died Saturday after a brief illness.

She was 85.

A native of India who came to America by way of New Zealand, Richardson settled in Pacific Grove, where she was a school teacher. But her retirement and a move to Live Oak would bring a second career, converting a home into a hub for Native Animal Rescue, a network of big-hearted and often brave volunteers nursing pelicans, song birds, raccoons, possums, bats, foxes and even skunks back to health.  read the full article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel