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September 11, 2013

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September 11, 2013

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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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it possible for them to have better funding.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 26, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
April 26, 2010

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.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

every release of a healthy animal that would have perished without their assistance.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their positive attitude with caring for sick or injured animals. Additionally, the programs they perform to educate the public on living safely together with wildlife.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build the much needed infrastructure it needs to rehabilitate larger animals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 25, 2010

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April 25, 2010

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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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching and helping with the release of the wildlife in her care.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

helping her in any way I can.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fantastic, friendly, happy, and enjoyed the work they were doing

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

The sky is the limit

Ways to make it better...

Every experience is so different and always great!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting the donations needed so badly

One thing I'd also say is that...

please give EWRC your donations and votes, you won't be sorry. Every penny goes into the animals and raptor in care.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 11, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
April 11, 2010

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.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the increase of public knowledge of endangered wildlife with particular interest in birds of prey.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working directly with the release of rehabilitated animals back into the areas they were found at.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 30, 2012

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April 7, 2010

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 ... more

November 30, 2012

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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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 7, 2010

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.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

releasing the wildlife who are healthy and ready to be free!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 7, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
April 7, 2010

The facilities are well maintained, clean and very spacious. Donna is easy to contact and work as well as very experienced with the wildlife she works with.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the success and healthy recovery of her rehabilitation of wildlife.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not be as successful as Donna is. She has great patience and ability to provide the necessary care to the animals.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

able to see the results of their work with the wildlife from start to finish.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very caring and always easy to work with. They share their knowledge with you as well as keep you informed about the process they go through. They are always willing to bend over backwards to help.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide more care for more animals without having to turn any away. More animals would have a chance at being rehabilited to be release back into the wild.

Ways to make it better...

If my wife and I had more of our time to donate to their cause.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

is the funding necessary to support all they do.

One thing I'd also say is that...

they have done an outstanding job with the resources they were able to come up and provide the necessary time it takes to do this right.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 7, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
April 7, 2010

I have known about the Ellicott Wildlife Rehab Center for about 10 years now and they have become the guardians of critters in need out in the eastern plains of Colorado. Donna and Phil are two of the most amazing people and Colorado Springs is grateful to have them. I have called them for help with everything from bunnies to bats and they always open their hearts and home.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazing...it warms the heart to know there are people like Donna and Phil out there.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 7, 2010

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April 7, 2010

It's Sunday morning and we find a sick rabbit under our truck. We don't know how to care for a wild rabbit nor do we want to watch it die. I remember that one of my co-workers helped with a program to transport injured wildlife. I gave her a call and within minutes she arrived and took my injured bunny out to Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. The bunny survived!! Donna kept in touch with us and even sent pictures. My bunny went on to have more bunnies. Happy ending!! As Donna told me they are not saving a species but helping people like me that care and want to help but don't know how. With cities and towns encroaching on our wildlife we are seeing more and more injured animals. I'm very thankful we have people like Donna and Phil.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

offer more school programs and care for more injured wildlife-not only from Colorado but from other states.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

April 6, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
April 6, 2010

EWRC is staffed by two of the kindest people I have ever met, Donna and Phil. They have a success rate with injured animals that surpasses the standard. I have seen them work with all types of animals from foxes to hawks. They give of themselves and their home. The lower level of their home acts as a dispensary, surgery, feeding station, and nursery. They work full-time jobs and take care of all the animals too. Please consider giving to their organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

EWRC has one of the best recovery rates for injured wildlife in Colorado.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I couldn't do the job that Donna and Phil do.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I have had the honor of releasing animals back to the wild.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers are some of the hardest working people I have ever met.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a permanent education facility and triage center.

Ways to make it better...

I can't imagine a better experience.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Caring for wildlife is expensive; it's a full-time job with no constant stream of financial support.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I have enjoyed every minute of my working with the EWRC.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 6, 2010

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April 6, 2010

When my daughters were ages 6 and 11, a wildlife rehabilitator came to school and talked about what she did with wildlife. That was the beginning of an adventure that has made a significant impact on our family. Because of this visit we became involved with the wildlife of Colorado and Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (EWRC)in a variety of ways; helping to build enclosures for rehabbing wildlife, transporting sick/injured wildlife, helping with fundraising for this donation based rehab center, etc. Donna and Phil allowed our young girls to share in these experiences and because of that they have grown up to respect both the wildlife in the wild and the sacrifices Donna and Phil have made for the wildlife in need of help. EWRCs dedication to wildlife for over 10 years, the time and money they continue to give, and the education they have given to our family, and well as many other groups, should be recognized. EWRC does a tremendous job with the wildlife of Colorado, and with their continued educational opportunities we all have imporved lives!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

There is nothing more rewarding than watching three orphaned baby owls you picked up and took to EWRC being released back into the wild when they were able to survive on their own. It's proof that one person can make a difference!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their total dedication seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

How about 10 thousand bucks? How about 10 bucks? At EWRC every dollar donated makes a difference. The more money, the more difference they could make!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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