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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: Ellicott Wildlife Rehab. Center admits hundreds of sick, injured, and orphaned wild birds, including all raptors, and small and medium mammals. We accept animals from across the entire State of Colorado, including overflow from other wildlife rehabilitators and wildlife rehab centers. Demand for services from EWRC continues to grow as human/wildlife situations increase. We provide direct hands-on care to the animals, and take great care to ensure the animals are set up for sucess on their release back to nature. Train volunteers assist with wildlife transport. Veterinarians donate time and services to treat animals. Annually we have successfully rehabilitate and releasedapproximately 96% of our animals back to the wild for a second chance at life. We are an all-volunteer organization. Wildlife and environmental educational and outreach programs continue to grow and we promote responsible stewardship of our environment and the creatures we share it with, via educational programs in our community. We encourage care and respect of all animals.

Results: We continue to grow and in addition to our Ellicott facility, we now have facilities in Security, Black Forest, Colorado Springs, Larkspur, Castle Rock, and are in the process of obtaining a Pueblo-area facility. This helps us to better serve the State of Colorado while maintaining the very highest standards of animal care.

Geographic areas served: Colorado.

Programs: Wildlife rescue, wildlife rehabilitation, community education, internship, volunteering.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!