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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Wildlife Preservation & Protection, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: Wildlife in Crisis is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, founded in 1988 to care for injured and orphaned wildlife. We are for over 5,000 injured and orphaned wild animals each year. Our volunteers answer over 20,000 calls about distressed wildlife and wildlife issues every year. At WIC, the emphasis is on emergency medical care and temporary housing for injured and orphaned animals-not on keeping releasable animals in cages for public display. We run a nurture center- not a 'nature' center. Since there is a direct correlation between rising numbers of injured and orphaned wildlife and unbridled development the purpose of our Wildlife in Crisis Land Trust is to protect wild animals by preserving their natural habitats and providing them with permanent sanctuary. Since our ultimate goal is to help people live harmoniously with native wildlife, we provide ongoing practical environmental educational programs to surrounding communities. Wildlife in Crisis relies entirely on donations to care for debilitated wildlife.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a resident intern for WIC in the summer of '08 and I continue to volunteer there on a weekly basis. My involvement with the organization has been immensely beneficial to both my personal and career development. WIC is a truly amazing organization that puts the well being of all wildlife before anything else. The organization's dedication to the life of each individual animal is truly unprecedented. This is something I was able to experience while working for the organization. We worked all day and all night to ensure each and every animal received the care and attention necessary so that it could be released back to the wild. WIC saves thousands of injured and orphaned animals each year. Being able to be present during the releases of hundreds of animals was truly a gratifying experience that illustrated the importance of WIC in giving injured and orphaned wildlife the second chance that they deserve.

Review from Guidestar

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wow, this group has been around for twenty years and still going strong, working night and day helping the local wildlife. Very dedicated group.

Review from Guidestar

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a former summer intern I had the chance to really see just how much hard work goes into making this organization a success. It's great to see so many injured and orphaned animals have a second chance at life. Dara has put her heart into this place and without her, the staff and all the supporters, WIC wouldn't be what it is today. Personally my internship was an experience I'll never forget and it has given me the experience I need to pursue my career goals. I only wish I were able to continue volunteering at such a great place.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the great privelege to work as a weekly volunteer at Wildlife in Crisis several years ago and only quit due to personal health reasons. If I were able to, I'd still be there, as the work they do is invaluable and it was so gratifyiing to be a part of it. At WIC, injured wildlife are well cared for, rehabilitated and released back into the wild where they belong. Thank goodness there are people like Dara and the rest of the WIC staff in this world!

Review from Guidestar

4

Donor

Rating: 5

There is nothing as inspirational and awe-inspiring as watching the tireless work of Dara, Peter, the interns and volunteers nurse orphaned wild animals until they can survive on their own ... and then release them into the wild. Thank you for giving God's creatures a second chance!

Review from Guidestar