Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Rating: 5 stars   21 reviews


PO Box 75069 Colorado Springs CO 80970 USA


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.


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.

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

As nonprofits go, Ellicott stretches their limited resources and manpower better than any I know. Despite their challenges they meet their goals and give quality care to sick & injured wildlife time and time again. What a great track record and such NICE people doing great and wonderful things. I want to be just like them when I grow up.

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

every effort and they are hugely successful despite their limited resouces

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

need Donna and Phil as advisors!!!

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

how deeply they care about animals and how deeply they care about volunteers.

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

incredible all the way around. A source of inspiration.

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

save the world.

Ways to make it better...

I could give them more, they use their money wisely.

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

funding and support to keep them going

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

help em' out folks! They do great stuff.

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is the only such facility in our area. Donna and Ralph have done an amazing job in creating and expanding this Center, despite the fact that they both have to work full-time jobs. They are both the kindest, friendliest people to work with! As a licensed wildlife rehabilitator for small mammals and small songbirds working out of my own home, I've had occasion to take them animals for whom I don't have suitable pre-release caging, and--conversely--they've referred animals to me that I specialize in. One of the things I love most about Donna is the follow-up reports I get on animals I've taken to her--they never just "fall off the radar screen"!!! Donna and Phil are doing a fabulous job for distressed wildlife and the public and absolutely deserve and need support to keep on doing this work, which our area so desperately needs!

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

the expansion and ever improving housing they've managed to build despite all odds, in the countless successful releases of rehabilitated animals and the excellent educational articles Donna writes for our local newspaper.

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

the kindness and friendliness of Donna and Ralph, and their passion for the work they do to help wildlife! They never seem to lose heart, no matter how difficult it is to find funding and support.

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