ELLICOTT WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTER

Rating: 5 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 75069 Colorado Springs CO 80970 USA

Mission: Ellicott Wildlife Rehab. Center admits hundreds of sick, injured, and orphaned wild birds, including all raptors, and small and medium mammals. We accept animals from across the entire State of Colorado, including overflow from other wildlife rehabilitators and wildlife rehab centers. Demand for services from EWRC continues to grow as human/wildlife situations increase. We provide direct hands-on care to the animals, and take great care to ensure the animals are set up for sucess on their release back to nature. Train volunteers assist with wildlife transport. Veterinarians donate time and services to treat animals. Annually we have successfully rehabilitate and releasedapproximately 96% of our animals back to the wild for a second chance at life. We are an all-volunteer organization. Wildlife and environmental educational and outreach programs continue to grow and we promote responsible stewardship of our environment and the creatures we share it with, via educational programs in our community. We encourage care and respect of all animals.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been involved with Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center from the time shortly after they began. They give 110% to wildlife. Decisions are always based on the welfare of the animals. I particularly admire the continued contact they have with people who find injured or orphaned wildlife. I feel comfortable telling people who have found an animal that EWRC will keep in touch with them about the animal. Seeing someone who has found an injured animal and had it taken to ELWC then getting to release that animal back into the wild is the most incredible experience I have ever had. They are absolutely wonderful.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it possible for them to have better funding.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

The EWRC is wonderful! No animal or bird is turned away. I found a bird with one leg and half his beak missing. Donna took him, told me that his beak will grow back and he will be just fine. She was right! Everytime I go out there they are making cages bigger and better for the birds they have. Nothing is greater than watching a recovered bird fly away. Donna is incredible!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Absolutely the greatest! I found a injured bird in my background, I didn't have any idea where to take him or how to help him. I found Donna's center and she gave me all the information to help this bird. After the vet visit, it went to the Ellicott center. Donna was so great she called me to tell me how the bird was doing. When I went out to the center, I saw a happy bird, his beak had grown back and his leg was fine. Because of my experience with Donna I started to volunteer for the DOW.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

releasing the wildlife who are healthy and ready to be free!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

These people are not only compassionate but knowledgeable in the help and rehabilitation of Colorado's unfortunate animals that come to them for whatever reason. The are truely dedicated and hopefully they will be able to continue the wonderful that they do.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Two years ago I brought them two bluebird fledglins that had been orphaned and they willing took them in and cared for them, asking for nothing in return. They are angels.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-7-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I am a volunteer for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. EWRC is one our areas long standing wildlife rehabiltators. Since Colorado Springs is growing so quickly wildlife has been put under extreme pressure to quickly adapt to our new city life style. Without the leadership of EWRC organization and selfless efforts of their caregivers many of the wildlife victims of this growth would have perished. EWRC's efforts have enabled the survivors to imprint new ways to adapt to their changing enviornment. This has enable a more harmonious change in the environment by allowing us to keep more of the wonders of naure while under going urban growth.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

every release of a healthy animal that would have perished without their assistance.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their positive attitude with caring for sick or injured animals. Additionally, the programs they perform to educate the public on living safely together with wildlife.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build the much needed infrastructure it needs to rehabilitate larger animals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

As a retired wildlife rehabilitator I can honestly say that the work Donna does is incredable, she works so hard for the wildlife brought into her care every year. In the last few years she has built an awesome rehabilation center and gained the respect of hundreds of people. I look forward to continuing the volunteer work and helping her in any way.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching and helping with the release of the wildlife in her care.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

helping her in any way I can.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fantastic, friendly, happy, and enjoyed the work they were doing

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

The sky is the limit

Ways to make it better...

Every experience is so different and always great!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting the donations needed so badly

One thing I'd also say is that...

please give EWRC your donations and votes, you won't be sorry. Every penny goes into the animals and raptor in care.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This is a great organization that provides care to injured animals primarily for birds of prey. I have worked with them by providing volunteer injured animal transport both to and from the facility (via the Colorado Dept. of Wildlife). They provide a caring and nurturing place for injured wild animals to recuperate and then be released back into the areas found. They have very good facilities that rival what is found in any professional group similar to them. Donna and Ralph have put all their hearts into this project both to provide care for the animals and education to the community at large. I plan to continue to help them in anyway possible in the future.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the increase of public knowledge of endangered wildlife with particular interest in birds of prey.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working directly with the release of rehabilitated animals back into the areas they were found at.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

This is a wonderful cause. Donna and Phil work relentlessly and thier efferts many times go unnoticed. One of the best ways to get the information out is through education. It was amazing to see what a little article can do to bring awareness and spark interest about Ellicott Wildlife Rehab Center. Donna and Phil, I want you to know that you are appriciated and you are doing a great service to ensure the on going survival of our local wildlife. Keep up the good work!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

all the lives it's saved.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ruin it. I do not have the knowledge or the passion that it takes to run it. Thank god for people like Donna and Phil.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the interest and excitement in peoples eyes when they first hear about this organization. I also enjoy hearing the stories of the day to day work with the animals, not to mention the success stories.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

100% dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand, expand, expand.

Ways to make it better...

I could have given/gotten them more.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

donations.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I can't say enough about the importance of this organization to our community!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

As nonprofits go, Ellicott stretches their limited resources and manpower better than any I know. Despite their challenges they meet their goals and give quality care to sick & injured wildlife time and time again. What a great track record and such NICE people doing great and wonderful things. I want to be just like them when I grow up.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

every effort and they are hugely successful despite their limited resouces

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

need Donna and Phil as advisors!!!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how deeply they care about animals and how deeply they care about volunteers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredible all the way around. A source of inspiration.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save the world.

Ways to make it better...

I could give them more, they use their money wisely.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding and support to keep them going

One thing I'd also say is that...

help em' out folks! They do great stuff.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Ellicott Wildlife Center does a tremendous job in taking care of hurt and/or abandon animals, birds. They take in all cirtters in need of care and through their resources of volunteers are truly able to make a difference. Most animals are treated and healed for release back into wildlife. EWC also has an excellent childrens education outreach program.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

action of releasing a healed red tail fox.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Be at a total loss.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Is watching it grown and seeing the dedication of the leadership.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a new habitat/rehab center with a enclosed education and vetinary screening site.

Ways to make it better...

I tried to have more 'hands on' time with them.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Limitited financial resources for the numbers of rescures they take on.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I truy believe that they are deeply committed beyond the average care givers.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This is a great nonprofit rehab center. All of the volunteers have been very committed to the welfare of the animals, as well as helping to inform the public. I have seen firsthand the compassion the rehabers have for the animals they care about and the pride and safety they take in their responsibilities. Seeing them work has made me want to do more in the wildlife field and has made me consider getting more involved in rehab myself.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the compassion and knowledge of the rehabers, as well as the outcome of the animals they have treated.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand my coverage area and get more volunteers so as to take in/help more animals. Work with more partners in order to get necessary surgeries for injured animals.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning more about the animals and their care. Seeing how much the animals' welfare truly means to the people involoved.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

INCREDIBLE. They are responsible, knowledgable, helpful and willing to teach the public about the animals and their care.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

get a facility and set up surgical units and recovery rooms and be able to house wildlife there. Also they could do a lot more to build enclosures for larger wildlife.

Ways to make it better...

I were able to help with the animals, but I didn't have the experience or training necessary.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the few volunteers compared to the large number of animals recieved; especially during the spring when there is a huge influx of babies.

One thing I'd also say is that...

meeting the volunteers and learning more about rehabilitation has made me look into rehab myself and wanting to do it in the future. :)

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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