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.
Here 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!
Working for a better future for wildlife through rehabilitation, education, and research.
Cares for more than 5,000 injured, sick and orphaned wild animals of over 145 different species.
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 connecting people and wildlife through rehabilitation and education in southeastern Wisconsin.
The MacKenzie Center is operated and managed by the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation (WWF) through a unique partnership with the Wisconsin DNR.
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 serves Jefferson, Rock, Dodge and surrounding counties by providing a safe haven for the rehabilitation of orphaned, sick and injured wildlife.
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 needed help.
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.
Wildlife rehabilitation is the act of providing temporary care for injured, sick or orphaned wildlife with the goal of releasing them back into the wild.
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.
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.