Fellow Mortals, Inc.
Rating: 4.98 stars 184 184 reviews 13,683
Animals, Education, Environment
W4632 Palmer Rd Lake Geneva WI 53147 USA
Fellow Mortals, Inc. is a dedicated wildlife hospital organized in 1985 and incorporated in 1991. Licensed advanced wildlife rehabilitators and associated veterinarians provide professional, compassionate rehabilitation services from admit to release for all species of wild birds and most species of wild mammals. Our small professional staff and student interns provide care for 2000 animals at the hospital annually. Associated veterinarians donate time to perform necessary surgeries and consults. We educate and help thousands of new people every year. A philosophically-based organization, Fellow Mortals exists to provide care for the injured and orphaned wild creatures found and rescued by ordinary people, many of whom have never before interacted with a wild animal. Fellow Mortals bridges the gap between caring and giving care--allowing people to act on their compassion, and helping to create a better world for all living beings.
Fellow Mortals has provided care for approximately 50,000 injured and orphaned animals since 1985, and successfully rehabilitates 65-70 percent for release to the wild. 60 young professionals have gained experience in wildlife handling and husbandry since 1992.
Fellow Mortals' services are available to everyone, regardless of their ability to donate.
Direct beneficiaries per year:
Approximately 2,000 wild creatures receive help annually.
Geographic areas served:
Southeastern WI and Northern IL
Wildlife Rehabilitation Program Wildlife Care Intern Program Wildlife Research Wildlife Education
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Fellow Mortals staff care about each and every wildlife patient they take into their care, to the smallest mouse to the great Bird of prey , every life is important. We are so fortunate to have a place like this around
I volunteer there and they have the best group of really dedicated people.
This is an amazing facility run by the most selfless individuals, their time is spent tirelessly caring for our wild friends and their triumph begins and ends with the outcome of each life saved! I am glad that I have had the opportunity to help such an amazing non profit and I am glad to call them friends!
I have brought many injured and orphaned animals to this hospital. They are so compassionate to the plight of these poor animals! It's a wonderful place that does such good works.
This place is wonderful! They are passionate about the wellbeing of all wildlife and welcome injured or orphaned animals with open arms. They even send a follow up card giving you an update a few months later. Fellow Mortals deserves state funding, they do so much for the community and the state of WI.
Fellow Mortals has always been there and willing to help when I spot a wounded animal. Thank you for caring about species that some people don't give a second thought about!
Fellow Mortals has been a part of our family for the past 12 years. They have served us with professionalism and dedication. The staff offer practical advice, are patient and show no judgement when I call to ask questions or get advice. On one occasion we had a live squirrel stuck in part of our furnace venting system which we were able to rescue safely in the middle of a very cold February night. This was accomplished through multiple phone conversations and our trust in their knowledge and skill. We have brought numerous injured birds which they take without complaint during the busiest season. I love the fact that they send us post cards to let us know the outcome of a rescue attempt.
How very lucky the people of Wisconsin and Illinois are to have Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital. My gratitutide for the staff is beyond words and I will continue to support them and their mission for the rest of my life.
Fellow Mortals is amazing! My son found 2 newborn squirrels. We knew we didn't have the knowledge/skills to properly care for them so we started to look for someone licensed who can. It was an unbelievably exhausting task. We had these babies for 3 days now and had no choice but to feed them formula...hoping that we aren't causing more harm than good. But I knew they couldn't go long with food/water. After 25+ phone calls, most of them never returned messages or said they no longer care for animals, I was given the number to Fellow Mortals by a coworker. They were amazing. Renee took the time to talk to me and helped arrange for me to drop off the babies. I drove 45 mins one way to drop these little guys off. I have to admit, I did get somewhat attached to them but knew this was the best choice. Once I arrived to the clinic, I was greeted by Renee. She took the babies to Yvonne and they were examined. As expected, they were dehydrated. Yvonne came out and thanked me for bringing the babies in and explained what their plan was. I immediately felt relieved and knew these babies were in great hands. Yvonne truly loves what she does and should be commended for the work she and her staff do. Its outstanding! I am so glad I found them! They truly make a difference!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
want the to have the ability to expand so more animals can be helped. Maybe more advertising, fundraising, etc to get more publicity and recognition. It would be great if they had another location that served the northern IL area too.
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The staff members at Fellow Mortals are the most dedicated, hard-working, and compassionate people I know. With them, the animals always come first. All patients are given the attention and respect they deserve, whether big or small, furred or feathered. I first went to Fellow Mortals when I found a dead opossum mother with what I thought were two surviving babies. (There were actually seven more babies still tucked in the mother's pouch.) Now I am a volunteer, and I can't imagine a better use of my time. My life is richer in so many ways because of my association with Fellow Mortals. This organization deserves everyone's support, whether it be gifts of time, talent, money, or all three.
I learned about Fellow Mortals two years ago when someone brought an injured killdeer to the public library where I worked. Since then, I have delivered several other animals in need of care to them. It is wonderful having this organization in our area where I know every animal can get the individual care and attention it needs to be returned to health. The seven baby opossoms, two rose-breasted grosbeaks, and Swainson's thrush I brought to them would all agree.
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the lives of animals saved.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
help them find a way to enlist more volunteers for their cause so that even more lives could be saved.