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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Veterinary Services, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: Liberty Wildlife is dedicated to nurturing the nature of Arizona's wildlife through quality rehabilitation, community education and conservation services.

Programs: Rehabilitation, research and conservation is dedicated to solving human/wildlife conflicts, conducting scientific research as well as providing specialized services, care and rehabilitation for native wildlife. Rescue and transportation teams go out into the field and bring in animals in need for medical services, daily care, and rehabilitation. The organization assists over 5,000 native and non-native animals with a release rate of over 50, above the national norm. This includes over 130 different avian, mammal and reptile species. The organizations programs include hawks and eagles in flighted training programs and releasing numerous native wildlife back into the wild. Over 400 volunteers have participated in programs to care for, feed, and rehabilitate wildlife. The organization uses dedicated staff and contracted biologists to respond to challenges pertaining to wildlife. Annual internships are provided to students for

the organization believes strongly in connecting children with the natural world. Their education group visits classroom and civic events with non-releasable wildlife. The organization provided over 825 educational programs across the state at over 485 venues using more than 50 animals in live presentations with trained presenters. Attention is given to conservation and sustainability, state standards, age appropriateness, specific educational requests, and enhancing compassion and engagement with the participants.

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There are not a lot of places that will take injured wild birds, so I was beyond happy to have found this place and drive an hour to save a dove that was hurt in my neighborhood. They even ask pertinent questions like where the animal was found so they could re-release in that general area once it was healed!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Liberty Wildlife is one of the coolest organizations I know of. Not only do they help return thousands of ill or injured animals back to the wild, their education programs are terrific. I have volunteered in this area, and it is hard to describe the reaction of children and adults when they see a great horned owl, an American Kestrel or a turkey vulture up close and learn the story of how they came to be injured and recovered. These wildlife ambassadors teach people about the wonders of nature, even though their lifetime in the natural world has ended due to injury or disease. Over 300 dedicated volunteers contribute to the cause of helping wildlife, and many get back as much as their contribute!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Liberty Wildlife takes in injured wildlife and provides medical and rehabilitative care until the animals can be returned to the wild. This is an invaluable service in a metropolitan community where many human activities adversely affect wild animals. I have volunteered for the organization in many roles and was a member of the staff for four years. I have always been struck by the incredible impact wild animals have on humans, those that find them injured in the wild, or those that see the education ambassadors at outreach events. Liberty Wildlife serves the human community as much as the animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Liberty Wildlife is an organization of highly dedicated volunteers helping Arizona's native wildlife. Every injured animal that arrives at Liberty has a bad experience with human caused conditions; wires, windows, poison, sticky traps, cats, etc. The goal of Liberty is to have no animals on premises, having returned all back to the wild. A significant percentage of those that are treated at Liberty are indeed returned. The Education group of Liberty does a great job of educating the publicv, school children, civic groups on living with wildlife. I'm in my 16th year as a volunteer at Liberty.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am in my 15th year as a volunteer for Liberty Wildlife. I do a number of things for Liberty including Medical Services work treating injured wildlife, construction of new or expanded enclosures for both rehab and education animals and rerpairs that are always needed on an aging facility. It is a real thrill to work with a California Condor to start my shift and end the day with a Hummingbird. We are really one of the only advocates that these wild creatures have as they continue to experience serious injuries because of man. Cars, windows, poisons, electrical wires, monofiliment fish line, habitat loss are just a few. Alm ost 55% of our patients are returned to the wild. Education is a critical part of the role that Liberty Wildlife plays in the Community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Liberty Wildlife has been part of my curriculum for over 15 years. The volunteers are always ready and willing to come to what ever event I have planned. They are truly educational bringing their mission in all that they do. There message of Conservation and Preservation is evident at all times. Liberty shows the upmost respect for the birds and their needs while educating people of all ages.
My students remember the conservation message that Liberty delivers. I often hear the students discussing what was said days later.
Liberty Wildlife is a fantastic organization dealing with Conservation, Education and Rehabilitation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have always loved birds and saw a story on 3TV about Liberty Wildlife. The story mentioned that Liberty Wildlife had volunteer opportunities, so I looked into it and ended up joining their Orphan Care program. What a WONDERFUL experience! I helped take care of, and get educated on, many different kinds of baby birds. I was also able to assist the Medical Services team with some of the older birds.

What a phenomenal organization! The work they do to help preserve Arizona's native wildlife is beyond words. It's very sad that there are so many injured birds, but because of organizations such as Liberty Wildlife and the volunteers that work there, many of the animals get a second chance at life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization rehabilitates all injured or orphaned native Arizona animals. Over 3500 animals come to Liberty each year. Volunteer based, the people at Liberty devote an extraordinary amount of time and talent to saving animals. In addition, there is an extensive education program for school children and civic groups providing information about Arizona's animals and what the public can do to protect the natural world as part of our legacy for future generations. The group reaches people in every corner of Arizona and rescues animals from all over the state. It has been selected to provide non-eagle feathers to Native Americans throughout the country as part of a US Gov. pilot project. Liberty is a wonderful organization, well established and respected. It's an honor to be a part of the team.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started at Liberty Wildlife 1 year ago. I worked in Orphan Care. I fell in Love with Liberty Wildlife and all the wonderful people that do amazing work there every day. The volunteers there are very dedicated, hardworking and generous people. After a full season in Orphan Care I moved to Medical services, in this position I have seen miracles through the work of the senor Med Staff.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at Liberty Wildlife is such an amazing part of my life! I have been volunteering for over a year now and I feel so blessed to be a part of seeing and helping so many amazing birds! I feel like I have a second family volunteering there, and I continue to learn such amazing things from the people I volunteer with about the birds we rescue and rehabilitate. It has always been clear that everyone involved is so dedicated and truly cares for all of the birds. I hope I am able to be a part of Liberty Wildlife for as long as I am living in AZ. :-)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Liberty Wildlife is 1 of the most important Animal Rescue places in the great state of AZ with 1 of the most dedicated group of animal lovers I have ever met!
We rescue fallen birds and animals all year long at any time of day or night. Thousands of birds are rehabilitated and released back into the wild yearly.
Volunteers will drive countless miles to rescue hurt birds and mammals.
This organization is 100% volunteer based and is an unsung hero in our community

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Liberty Wildlife for almost 4 years now. I especially love working in the Orphan Care (OC) department, but since OC is seasonal, I work year-round in medical services. It is a very fulfilling to be part of rehabilitating sick and injured animals.

I'm also an avid birder and volunteering for Liberty gives me the opportunity to see so many birds close up; it's rather thrilling to see the different morphs of birds that would be near impossible to see in the wild. Recently, I had the opportunity to assist senior medical services feed condor #122 who was at Liberty for rehabilitation from lead poisoning. I never thought I would get to see a condor that up-close and personal; what an amazing bird!

I'm currently a graduate student with an interest in population ecology and modelling avian populations. Liberty has been a terrific source of inspiration for my research and an invaluable source of data and information.