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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

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.

Results: We continue to grow and in addition to our Ellicott facility, we now have facilities in Security, Black Forest, Colorado Springs, Larkspur, Castle Rock, and are in the process of obtaining a Pueblo-area facility. This helps us to better serve the State of Colorado while maintaining the very highest standards of animal care.

Geographic areas served: Colorado.

Programs: Wildlife rescue, wildlife rehabilitation, community education, internship, volunteering.

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The wonderful people at Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center have helped many Great Horned Owls in the Colorado Springs area over the years. It's spring time, and once again - baby owl time. Please donate to this fabulous organization that help rehabilitate and release these beautiful creatures!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar