Fellow Mortals, Inc.

Rating: 4.98 stars   192 reviews

Address:

W4632 Palmer Rd Lake Geneva WI 53147 USA

Mission:

Fellow Mortals, Inc. is a dedicated wildlife hospital organized in 1985 and incorporated in 1991. Licensed advanced wildlife rehabilitators and associated veterinarians provide professional, compassionate rehabilitation services from admit to release for all species of wild birds and most species of wild mammals. Our small professional staff and student interns provide care for 2000 animals at the hospital annually. Associated veterinarians donate time to perform necessary surgeries and consults. We educate and help thousands of new people every year. A philosophically-based organization, Fellow Mortals exists to provide care for the injured and orphaned wild creatures found and rescued by ordinary people, many of whom have never before interacted with a wild animal. Fellow Mortals bridges the gap between caring and giving care--allowing people to act on their compassion, and helping to create a better world for all living beings.

Results:

Fellow Mortals has provided care for approximately 50,000 injured and orphaned animals since 1985, and successfully rehabilitates 65-70 percent for release to the wild. 60 young professionals have gained experience in wildlife handling and husbandry since 1992.

Target demographics:

Fellow Mortals' services are available to everyone, regardless of their ability to donate.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Approximately 2,000 wild creatures receive help annually.

Geographic areas served:

Southeastern WI and Northern IL

Programs:

Wildlife Rehabilitation Program Wildlife Care Intern Program Wildlife Research Wildlife Education

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262-248-5055
http://www.fellowmortals.org

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Reviews for Fellow Mortals, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

Fellow Mortal's hard work and the dedication that they display with
any of the animals goes much further than inspiring. If more people would show the compassion that these people have whether it be animal or person, it would be a much better world to live in.
Fellow Mortals is the greatest and the efforts and work that
they put into these animals goes beyond what any words could
ever describe. Some people should wish they were an animal
rather than a person as i think the animals get far better
care than what some people do in a health care facility.
Thank you Fellow Mortals for all that you have done and
continue to do.

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

They have come here numerous times to release some animals that they have saved, nurtured and returned to the wildlife. What a wonderful tribute to them for all that they do.

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

There really isn't any reason for change. they do what they do at their very best. There aren't many places that one should be as proud of themselves as Fellow Mortals should be.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Fellow mortals existience is important; I had three occasions
where I came upon injured wildlife; its heartbreaking to turn
your back on the injured; Fellow mortals helps so you don't have to.

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

They cared for injured wildlife that I brought to them.

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

Make it so there was always an easy dropoff for those who couldn't call ahead due to unexpected circumstances; and had limited time.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Most outstanding, professional, compassionate, top-notch organization. I am proud to be counted among Fellow Mortals' supporters. And I am so very thankful that a place like this exists for people like me who notice animals in trouble. I know the animal will be treated with the utmost respect and skill with Fellow Mortals' only goal being to return the animal to health while keeping them wild in spirit.

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

Fellow Mortals' very high percentage of animal releases back to the wild speaks to the highest quality of care.

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

Fellow Mortals is only limited by the amount of the donations they receive.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

What a reassuring feeling it has been over the years to know that there is a place like Fellow Mortals to turn to when I have been faced with finding injured or orphaned wildlife. I can't even begin to count the number of assorted birds and animals in need that I have brought to them for care. The people of Fellow Mortals, led by Steve and Yvonne Blaine, have a commitment to their calling that I have not seen elsewhere. Each and every creature is treated as if it were the only one on earth. There is and unspoken assurance that nothing less than the best is even possible at this facility. It is evedent on the faces of each and every care giver, and also with the feeling of compassion and peace that wraps around you when you walk in the door. 365 days a year X 25 years is proof that Fellow Mortals is a didication of love and service. They give the best, and may they get the best in return. Thank you, Fellow Mortals, for showing us what caring is all about.

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

I have taken a variety of animals in for care, and have seen them handle the animals, and have also seen the animals at different stages of healing. I have never personally witnessed one of the animals being released back into the wild, but I know that each reintroduction is a celebration.

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

I can't think of one thing, except that I wish there were more trained people available to help them so they could have a chance to have a life outside of caring for our wildlife in need.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I live in IL and am actually not in Fellows Mortals area. We had a injured bird I found in the street and hit the internet to find somewhere to take this little guy to help. Right away Fellow Mortals told me to bring him up. They all were wonderful, helpful, and even followed up with me on the little guys recovery. Another time we found a baby chipmunk with both back legs injured and once again Fellow Mortals helped me when my other people in my area that were supposed to help never even called me back or gave me the time of day. Fellow Mortals has always been there for us and the little creatures that need help. Wonderful people, and wonderful mission.

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

In many positive ways

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

Give them more supplies and volunteers

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My sister and I first became aquainted with Fellow Mortals when she found a green heron on the side of the road that was in dire need of medical attention. Neither my sister nor I knew of a wildlife hospital or where to take the heron. In vain we tried to obtain assistance for it from local vets who we found out could not touch it per federal mandate. It was the next day that we were told about Fellow Mortals and raced up there with the green heron in a box. Though the staff tried to help the poor bird, they could not save it. Had we known about this vital institution and not delayed 24 hours, perhaps they could have save this beautiful bird. Ever since, my sister and I have been supporting this important wildlife hospital and rehab center. There are far too few such places where wildlife animals can get care and half a chance at living a full life in the wild after having their injuries tended to. The ever expanding hand of mankind has made it far more difficult for wildlife to coexist with humans and though it is not deliberate, yet we have destroyed far too much habitat that is necessary for wildlife to live as they should! Thus Fellow Mortals is all the more important in assisting injured wildlife to heal their wounds and be released back to nature in order to enhance our world. It is a pity that there are not more vital institutions like Fellow Mortals around to help injured wildlife.

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

their efforts to try to save the green heron my sister found on the side of the road.

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

Make sure that more individuals knew about this very important place so that more donations could be forthcoming and more animlas could be assisted back to the wild to live out their lives as nature intended.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As an animal lover, it has always bothered me that I can't do more to help care for local wildlife. I was lucky to learn about Fellow Mortals when I found an injured bunny in my yard, and I was so impressed with the care taken by the staff at this wonderful facility. Years later I had to bring in a seriously injured baby bird, and although ultimately the bird did not survive, the compassion that was evident in the follow-up note I received detailing the care the bird had received made me so glad that I had a place to take the bird so it did not have to die alone and in fear. We are so lucky to have a resource like this in our community, and I support Fellow Mortals and the organization's mission wholeheartedly.

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

I've seen the care provided to animals

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

I'd love them to have more money and resources to be able to continue to provide excellent care

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?

Quite well

How did you find this group?

my veterinarian's recommendation

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My children were devastated when our black lab discovered a bunny nest and attacked the babies. One didn't survive the attack, but the other did and was still badly injured. The staff at Fellow Mortals walked me through the care of the bunny until I could reach their facility. When my daughters and I arrived, we were greeted very kindly and the bunny was greeted with great concern. It was obvious that the staff member really loved all of these creatures, but also knew it was important for my children to know the truth of the bunny's prognosis. She looked over the bunny and explained that although they would try their best to save it, the bunny had been severely injured and might not make it. She took the time to explain how we could look for other bunny holes and what to do to protect future nest attacks. This special care helped my daughters and I take more responsibility for caring for our environment and thinking more about what we can do to help before we need Fellow Mortals again.

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

Being more aware of my surroundings and how to prevent animal injuries through their education programs.

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

Try to offer more educational partnerships with local high schools in the area for mutual benefits for both students and staff.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I HAVE TAKEN MANY ANIMALS TO FELLOWMORTALS AND THE VOLUNTEERS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN EXTREMELY FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. THREE YEARS AGO WE CALLED FELLOWMORTALS IN REGARDS TO A RED-TAILED HAWK THAT WAS INJURED AND TRAPPED IN A OPEN FIELD IN WISCONSIN, FELLOW MORTALS WERE QUICK TO RESPOND WITH ASSISTANCE, THEY CAME AND PICKED UP THE HAWK TO TAKE BACK TO THEIR CLINIC, ALSO ANOTHER TIME WE HAD FOUR BABY SQUIRRELS WHOSE MOTHER WAS KILLED BY MY DACHSHUNDS WHO WAITED FOR HER TO JUMP OUT OF OUR 25 FT. BIRDHOUSE SHE HAD NESTED IN, THEN WE HEARD LOUD CRYING NOISES ONLY TO REALIZE SHE HAD BABIES IN THE BIRDHOUSE WE IMMMEDIATELY CALLED FELLOWMORTALS AND DROPPED THE BIRDHOUSE TO GET BABIES OUT, FELLOW MORTALS ASKED US TO BRING THEM OVER TO THE CLINIC FROM THERE THGEY NURSED THE NEWBORN BABIES BACK TO HEALTH, THEN A FEW WEEKS LATER ANOTHER ROUND OF BABIE SQUIREELS STARTED SLOWLY CREEPING DOWN FROM A TREE IN OUR BACK YARD, WE CALLED ON FELLOW MORTALS AGAIN AND WE WERE TOLD TO WEAR GLOVES AND TRY PUTTING THEM INTO A BOX AND BRING THEM IN RIGHT AWAY, FELLOWMORTALS IS A GOD BLESSING TO OUR COMMUNITY, DON'T KNOW WHERE WE WOULD BE WITHOUT THEM, THANK-YOU AND GOD BLESS, SINCERELY ,A WISCONSIN RESIDENT.

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

EXCELLANT WORK PROVIDED BY FELLOWMORTALS VERY KIND AND PATIENT WITH CLIENTS AND ANIMALS

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

NO CHANGES AT THIS POINT VERY HAPPY WITH THIS ORGANIZATION

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have brought in many small animals to Fellow Mortals in the past few years. Baby birds that have fallen out of trees after big storms, a couple chipmunks my naughty dog used as a play toy, and a duck that was hit by a car. Every time I have left a message with Fellow Mortals they always get back to you in a very timely manner and are very professional and kind. It's so nice to be able to have a place like Fellow Mortals who I know will do everything they can to save Gods creatures. Thank you for all you do Fellow Mortals!

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

Fellow Mortals sends you a report on how the animal you brought in is doing. Very very nice to know what happened with the little creature.

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

I wouldn't make any changes. They do an excellent job!

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

How did you find this group?

Recommended through the Rock County Humane Society.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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