I first became interested in wildlife rehabilitation in 2011, after the female bald eagle,
from a nest located in the Norfolk Botanical Garden, was killed by incoming airplane at Norfolk International Airport
on April 26. The three baby eagles were relocated to the Wildlife
Center of Virginia. The eaglets are receiving excellent care and are
being prepared for release into the wild in August.
Since the eagles relocation I have come to learn and appreciate what
these rehabilitation centers do for all of the critters that live in the wild.
are some rehab centers located in Wisconsin. I would strongly
advise you to visit their sites/facilities and make a contribution, whether
it be monetary or volunteering your time to help out. If I have missed
any centers please let me know.
Let me add this bit of information that I have picked up through reading about wildlife
rehabilitation. If you find an animal alone or looking to be sick
or injured, before doing anything contact a professional wildlife rehabber.
The animal may not need any help at all but is just waiting for the adult to
return. I've read stories about fawns being stolen from their mothers for
no reason, other than some person thinking the fawn had been abandoned, when
in fact the mother was just out of sight. You may think that you are rescuing
the animal when in fact there is no real threat or danger to the animal.
In spite of the fact that the wild baby may be in danger, an attempt MUST be
made to allow it to be raised by it's natural parent - not a substitute human
being. To be raised by it's own mother is the BEST chance that animal has
for survival. Think with your head and not your heart!
Four Lakes Wildlife Center
A program of Dane County Humane Society, is located in Madison, Wisconsin.
FLWC is a volunteer-run wildlife rehabilitation group offering care to ill, injured
and orphaned wildlife of southern Wisconsin.
Wildlife In Need Center
Wildlife In Need Center connecting people and wildlife through rehabilitation
and education in southeastern Wisconsin.
Pine View Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Our goal is to raise every person's consciousness, promote their awareness
of the plight and needs of our wildlife and to encourage them to always act responsibly
toward nature's creatures.
Atagahi Wildlife Haven
Atagahi Wildlife Haven serves Jefferson, Rock, Dodge and surrounding counties
by providing a safe haven for the rehabilitation of orphaned, sick and injured
Our goal is to accept sick, injured or orphaned wild birds from private citizens,
animal control, nature centers, law enforcement persons and to provide them with
Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitator's Association
The Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitator's Association is a non-profit organization dedicated
to helping Wisconsin's wildlife by promoting communication, education,
and professionalism in the field of wildlife rehabilitation.
National Wildlife Rehabilitator's Association
The National Wildlife Rehabilitator's Association (NWRA) is dedicated to improving
and promoting the profession of wildlife rehabilitation and its contributions
to preserving natural ecosystems.
Raptor Education Group, Inc.
The Raptor Education Group, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated
to caring for injured or orphaned native bird species and public education
on wildlife issues. All donations are tax-deductible.
Providing quality, ethical wildlife rehabilitation while promoting wildlife stewardship
through education and research.