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  

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I will admit, I am biased! As the founder and president of EWRC, I will say that watching the organization grow from one room in a condo to currently one of the largest facilities in the State has been a rewarding experience. EWRC is an all-volunteer org and funded by no agency, relying on donations and small grants to provide services benefiting people, agencies, and critters throughout Colorado. In spite of challenges including the collapsed economy and limited resources, we continue to experience growth in all program areas. The committment of our volunteers and supporters makes the release of native wildlife back to nature happen. With help, we will continue serving the people of Colorado and helping to preserve one of our greatest natural resources, our wildlife.

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

Helping native migratory birds, mammals, and reptiles, and helping the people who care about them. Helping foster an appreciation and respect for all living creatures. Visiting schools, nature centers, etc. and the happy faces and excellent questions!

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

EWRC staff are the rehabbers, veterinarians and staff, wildlife transporters, youth groups and interns, retirees, homemakers, and of course, us working people! Very dedicated, hard-working, and caring group of volunteers!

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

Build the only facility of its kind in Colorado--a model facility in which to continue caring for wildlife in distress,provide a Learning and Visitor Center, a wildlife medical ward, and intern quarters.

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