|What is Wildlife Rehabilitation
In the eyes of a small child who protectively cradles an injured sparrow close to their heart, wildlife rehabilitation is truly without discrimination. By treating even the smallest and most common of nature's casualties, Wings is helping to compensate for the negative impact of human interference in our natural world. Rehabilitators ease the suffering of these animals by either caring for them until they can be released or by offering the final kindness of humane euthanasia; if quality of life is so severely compromised that a return to normal function is impossible. As humans, we all bear responsibility for the large numbers of injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife that pass through our centres every year. Habitat destruction; environmental poisoning; trapping and relocating nursing mothers; brush removal and tree-trimming during birthing season; collision impacts; unrestrained cats and dogs running loose; oil spill contamination; improper home repair and inadequate exterior maintenance; indiscriminate pest removal practices; and unreasonable fears and misconceptions about urban wildlife, all play a role in human tampering with our natural world. The volunteers at Wings hope to offset this negative balance by affording all our wildlife patients the same importance and significance, as if each and every one of them were borne to us on eagles wings.
A Brief History of Wings
Wings Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a charitable, non-profit organization of volunteers founded by Nancy Phillips and Shirley Moor in 1991.
At Wings,you'll find complete wildlife rehabilitation services for all God's wildlife creatures. These include baby birds that are raised through the hatchling, nestling and fledgling stages; nursing mammals; and injured or otherwise compromised adult mammals and birds.
Wings has established a full service Critical Care, Water Bird and Raptor Centre complete with spacious flight cages for hawks, falcons, eagles and owls, Here, you'll also find indoor/outdoor enclosures for raccoon, squirrel,opossum and deer; as well as other native wildlife mammal species.
With the help of her assistant, Lynn Moor, Nancy answers our Emergency Hot-Line and provides complete examining room facilities, hospital quarters and holding areas for many of the 3,000 wildlife mammals and birds who pass through our centres every year.
When faced with an unfamiliar situation concerning wildlife, please remember:
Qualified Help is Just a Phone Call Away.