In August 2019 we officially opened up our wildlife program to the public taking in injured and orphaned wildlife. Our staff volunteer their time to help triage and care for these animals and either raise them to release or transfer them to other rehabbers in the area. Our doctors also work directly with local rehabbers to help with their cases as well. Since we started late in the baby season in 2019 our caseload was about 35 for the year. This year so far we are close to 300 cases for the year. This includes all animals that are brought into our care.
We focus primarily on small mammal orphans and have released multiple groups of rabbits and squirrels and this year released our first group of 7 opossum babies that we raised after their mother was unfortunately hit by a car. Orphan babies start off in small incubators and gradually work their way up into larger enclosures until they graduate to their outdoor pre-release enclosures before venturing out into the world.
Our wildlife program is funded exclusively through the generous support of our community. We accept monetary donations through our front desk and maintain an active Amazon wishlist with food and enclosure items for our little critters.