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February 9, 2011

I have wanted to volunteer at CFW for two years, and the minute I turned seventeen, I applied and began to volunteer there. I have also formed a student organization at my high school to fundraise and raise awareness for the center and wildlife. I have had an amazing experience at CFW. From the first day i arrived for orientation and was taught how to clean turtles and make "opossum platters", I felt welcomed and supported by the people who work there and the atmosphere of the place. Take a long, winding, bumpy road past horses and goats, pass a lake on your left, and halfway up the side of a mountain sits the well hidden right turn marked with a painted wooden sign. Here is where I feel at home. The animals are taken care of with unmatched care and compassion. Staff conduct fundraisers and find ways to get the high quality technology, medicine, and foods that actually make a difference in these animals lives. In a world that is being degraded by the ease of consumerism and technology, it is reassuring to see a place that is entirely devoted to rescuing and reversing our negative effects as humans. I have seen so many barred owls come in to the center this winter after having been hit by cars, and each of them is assessed carefully and thoroughly, and here, they are given the best care that they could possibly receive. The Center is brought over 1,600 animals annually, and volunteers, interns, and a very few paid staff members are the heart of the organization. There isn't one person who makes it all happen: it is a passionate community working towards the same cause. And yes, it is hard sometimes. But it is the most meaningful cause I have ever come across, conducted in a beautiful and thorough way.

Thank you CFW.

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I came in one Saturday and saw an opossum, lying on its side on a towel. It's jaw was hanging at an angle, its face was crusted with blood, and its breath was shallow. I watched that night as it was force fed and given liquids. The next week, the opossum was lying in a cat crate. I fed it a bowl of applesauce. Its face was cleaner. A week later, the opossum was outside, in a spacious enclosure among tree branches. Next summer, it will be free. Stories like this happen every day at CFW. We need them.

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For the budget that CFW is running on, I honestly don't think there is anything that needs improvement upon. They are professional, well organized and experienced, helpful and passionate about what they do. I have no criticism.

February 9, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

I started at the center for wildlife three years ago. at first it was only a class project in which i had to do a certian amount of community service, but after that first visit to the center i was hooked. I then applyed for the spring internship which i got. durring that internship i learned so much and really gained an appriciation for nature. Also i realized just how much work really goes into wildlife rehabilation. The hours are long and the work is back-breaking, but I knew from the momment i performed my first release that, it was all worth it in the end. I completed my internship, but was never able to say goodbye to the center, so that is why still to this day i am a volunteer. I am so appriciative of what the center has done for me, i have learned so much from everyone who works here, and gained a new outlook on the animals that are living in our back yard.

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Being able to one day take in a cardinal that had been caught by a cat, care for it, then eventually see it go back into the wild. Seeing that cardinal fly away to live a happy life is one of my greatest memmories.

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I would love for there to be no need for the center meaning that no animals are hit by cars, or caught by a cat, but there is no chance of that happening.

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