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April 16, 2013

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April 16, 2013

Fellow Mortals is a source of hope. Finding an injured animal is a heartbreaking experience, especially when you don't have the knowledge to aid in the animal's recovery. Fortunately, Fellow Mortals is close at hand to provide care and comfort. I greatly appreciate the work they do.
Jenny
Hopkinson

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Was your donation impactful?

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 7, 2013

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1 previous review
April 11, 2010

Several years ago, I was fortunate to learn about Fellow Mortals when I found a goose that had been hit by a car and its mate killed. Fellow Mortals treated the goose and released it back to the wild... more

April 7, 2013

Fellow Mortals is an absolutely remarkable place. They are one of only a handful of fully licensed wildlife hospitals in the United States. They have a professional staff and facilities, habitats created for specific species as they recover and veterinarians who perform surgery when necessary. Most people are familiar with rehabbers that often take in only one species and operate out of their home or garage. Fellow Mortals is truly a hospital environment and caters to multiple species with facilities designed to triage, treat and rehab. Their release rate speaks to the outstanding care....over 80% of injured or orphaned wildlife is released back into the wild.

Fellow Mortals relies soley on donations from the public, there is no government funding or grants. Please help this incredibly worthy organization. They give wildlife a second chance at life and their success rate is incredible.

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

Life-changing

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 11, 2010

Several years ago, I was fortunate to learn about Fellow Mortals when I found a goose that had been hit by a car and its mate killed. Fellow Mortals treated the goose and released it back to the wild the following spring. Ever since that day, we have supported this wonderful organization. We are so impressed with the care and compassion and professionalism of the staff, the quality of the facility and the absolute passion they have for their work. This organization is inspiring and has saved the lives of so many animals and birds. I am forever in gratitude to them for the remarkable and tireless work they do.

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

how they give injured wildlife a second chance.

Ways to make it better...

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

make it bigger!!

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

to witness the absolute passion and selflessness of the staff at Fellow Mortals who work tirelessly on behalf of the injured wildlife.

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

incredible. So dedicated and caring. They work for almost nothing but the joy they spread through their incredible work is priceless.

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

change the world. If Fellow Mortals had a larger staff and facility, they could help even more wildlife that are so often the innocent victims of loss of habitat, cars or just cruelty.

Ways to make it better...

I have no criticisms.

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

funding. With the economy depressed, contributions have suffered.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 22, 2012
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October 22, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

I have been extremely impressed by Fellow Mortals during the past 15 years I have been involved with them. They are kind, knowledgeable, respectful, and helpful, no matter what the situation. Over the years, I have taken in several injured wild animals, and they have served each and every one with compassion. I have even called them on a few occasions for animal advice and they have always got back to me promptly and with proper advice. The founders devote their lives to these animals, and treat every one of them with personnel care. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone needing their service.

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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?

2010

October 16, 2012

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1 previous review
February 17, 2011

We have used the services of Fellow Mortals for the rehabiliation of migratory song birds found injured on our property. The high level of professionally run in-take processing and subsequent follow ... more

October 16, 2012

They have an extraordinary devotion to wild life rehabilitation and to public education about preservation of the natural habitat for their "patients". The operation is well run and orderly in the in-take process. Like everywhere, they could use more funding, but what they do get is given to a priority-list everyone can find before giving. Our experience has been with injured migratory songbirds, but they also care for raptors and small game, such as rabbits & deer.

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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?

2011

February 17, 2011

We have used the services of Fellow Mortals for the rehabiliation of migratory song birds found injured on our property. The high level of professionally run in-take processing and subsequent follow up has just part of their sterling example in wildlife care. They have a heart to help and to allow the public learn how they may help in turn, which is an important factor in increasing how wildlife can be protected, and rescued when necessary.

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

the way they analyse (triage) the birds on in-take, make provisions for follow-up care and inform the client of the outcome of the care that is rendered. Even when the outcome is unfavorable to the animal, they treat it with undiminished concern for its place in our world.

Ways to make it better...

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

find someone or an organization that could better fund their variety of programs, so that the staff could concentrate on administering the care the animals need in the the most timely fashion.

October 16, 2012

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1 previous review
February 17, 2011

My wife and I became aware of Fellow Mortals one winter day back in the 90's when we were in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. We picked up one of their brochures and thought, "what a wonderful place showing co... more

October 16, 2012

Fellow Mortals is a wildlife rehabilitation hospital and sanctuary up in Lake Geneva, WI. They do wonderful work. They have save thousands of lives over the past 20 or so years. The people who work there (mostly volunteers) are wonderful. They do it because they love the animals and want to make them whole again.

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Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 17, 2011

My wife and I became aware of Fellow Mortals one winter day back in the 90's when we were in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. We picked up one of their brochures and thought, "what a wonderful place showing compassion through helping animals". We checked into Fellow Mortals and found that they were everything they said and more helping injured and displaced animals survive, releasing them when they could, providing a permanent home when they couldn't. Since then we have contributed financially in a modest way to the on-going support and upkeep of this wonderful organization.

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

Their efforts to help rehabilitate injured and displaced animals. This to me is the highest calling a human being can aspire to.

Ways to make it better...

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

Provide more support!

October 16, 2012

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October 16, 2012

Fellow Mortals is a non profit organization that takes care of wild birds and mammals. They operate only on contributions. This group is full of caring people whose first interest is the patient. This is not a "zoo" type that says, "Come see the animals". In fact, only in a very superized enviroment may the patients be seen. In addition to taking care of these animals their mission is to treat and rehabilitate them and release them to a safe wild environment. Fellow Mortals is also educating the public about the care of an injured animal with their educational programs. Please donate as they are deserving of funding in any amount.

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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?

2012

May 24, 2012

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May 24, 2012

THE NEIGHBORS HIT A LITTLE BUNNY WITH THEIR LAWN MOWER. I TOOK IT AND JUMPED INTO THE CAR AND CALLED THEM ON MY CAR PHONE. WHEN I GOT THERE THEY IMMEDIATELY TOOK IT TO THE BACK ROOM FOR MEDICAL CARE. I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT THEY EXIST AND SO SUCH A GOOD JOB. IT WAS IN CRITICAL CONDITION BUT WILL GET THE BEST MEDICAL CARE AVAILABLE. I AM SOON TO BE A VOLUNTEER WITH THIS GREAT ORGANIZATION. COLLEEN ROONEY BELOIT, WISCONSIN

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

Life-changing

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

May 17, 2012

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May 17, 2012

I live in an apartment and about a month ago birds started nesting in the bathroom exhaust vent. I promptly requested maintenance to remove the nest and install a bird proof cover, before the birds started laying eggs. Unfortunately it took a month for them to get the work done, and by that time the birds eggs had hatched. I missed the maintenance guy but a few minutes. When I returned home I found three young starlings and the remains of their nest on the ground, a drop of about ten feet, fortunately to grass below. The chicks eyes were not even open and they barely had any feathers. I was horrified anyone could be so heartless as to just pluck them out of the vent and throw them to the ground. Since I requested the work, I felt responsible, eventhough I requested it well in advance which would have prevented this disaster. I contacted Fellow Mortals and they had me bring the chicks in. They described them as in critical condition and said they had just recently hatched. The woman I spoke with at Fellow Mortals was very friendly and returned my calls promptly. I was glad they were willing to take the birds in, eventhough they were just three baby Starlings. They could have easily turned them away as I'm sure there are thousands of Starlings born every year, but they didn't. They were willing to make the effort to attempt to save these three young fragile lives. I really appreciated that. I would highly recommend Fellow Mortals to anyone who finds an orphaned or injured animal. Call them right away and they will tell you what to do. And PLEASE, do make a donation of cash or other items they might need. They are a wonderful organization and doing the world a great service!

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

Life-changing

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

May 6, 2012

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May 6, 2012

Fellow Mortals is excellent! At my work a few years ago a goose was found in a water runoff. We could see it in the manhole. Public works came out and removed it but that was it, it needed help. So I called fellow mortals and I was able to bring it out. The goose was ok and released. When I brought it there I was told they take in 3000 animals a year with an 80% release rate. This was several years ago so it could have changed. Today I had to bring 2 baby squirrels in who the mother had abandoned. It sure is nice having somewhere to bring wild animals who are hurt or abandoned and hopefully released when they are ok. Thank you Fellow Mortals!!

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 2, 2012

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May 2, 2012

I live close to a pheasant hunting club. Unfortunately, it is located on a busy road and pheasants are sometimes hit by vehicles. I have stopped on occasion to pick up the dead birds and bury them near my home. One day I stopped to pick up a beautiful adult male pheasant that looked like it had just been killed. I picked it up and placed it on a towel that I had in the trunk of my car. Imagine my shock when he opened his eyes and looked up at me. I am certain that he was as surprised as I was. I took him home and called Fellow Mortals. They asked me some questions about his injuries and told me to bring him in. I knew he had a wing injury, because I could see it. I loaded him into a cardboard box and transported him to Fellow Mortals. I later learned from Fellow Mortals that he had several fractures and had to be humanely euthanized. Although I wish he could have been saved, I am grateful that Fellow Mortals was able to examine him, determine that he was terminal, and that he needed to be euthanized to end his suffering.

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

their caring for injured animals and birds that I have taken to them

Ways to make it better...

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

not change anything, except make sure that they had enough money to meet their, and their patients', needs. I can dream.....

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

a friend told me about them

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