Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Rating: 5 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 75069 Colorado Springs CO 80970 USA

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.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 46-0487482
719-683-8152
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This is a great nonprofit rehab center. All of the volunteers have been very committed to the welfare of the animals, as well as helping to inform the public. I have seen firsthand the compassion the rehabers have for the animals they care about and the pride and safety they take in their responsibilities. Seeing them work has made me want to do more in the wildlife field and has made me consider getting more involved in rehab myself.

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

the compassion and knowledge of the rehabers, as well as the outcome of the animals they have treated.

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

Expand my coverage area and get more volunteers so as to take in/help more animals. Work with more partners in order to get necessary surgeries for injured animals.

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

learning more about the animals and their care. Seeing how much the animals' welfare truly means to the people involoved.

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

INCREDIBLE. They are responsible, knowledgable, helpful and willing to teach the public about the animals and their care.

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

get a facility and set up surgical units and recovery rooms and be able to house wildlife there. Also they could do a lot more to build enclosures for larger wildlife.

Ways to make it better...

I were able to help with the animals, but I didn't have the experience or training necessary.

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

the few volunteers compared to the large number of animals recieved; especially during the spring when there is a huge influx of babies.

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

meeting the volunteers and learning more about rehabilitation has made me look into rehab myself and wanting to do it in the future. :)

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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