Fellow Mortals, Inc.

Rating: 4.98 stars   175 reviews

Issues: Animals, Education, Environment

Location: 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 will provide care for over 2,000 animals in 2014. 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 more than 40,000 injured and orphaned animals since 1985.
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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Fellow Mortals has been a priceless resource for both the wildlife of their part of the state and the people in their region who care about wildlife for more than two decades. This is a professional organization fueled mostly by the sheer will, compassion and committment of their handful of staff. This staff works, long, long hours to make sure the animals in their care are treated with kindness and respect. Fellow Mortals and their professional, caring staff are valued colleagues and friends whom we greatly value.

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

Many years of collaboration on many wildlife rehabilitation projects and cases

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

Help them find more funding so hey could hire more staff

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I always love to take every chance I can get to praise Fellow Mortals. I had two internships 6 years ago, working a estimated total time of 10 months full time, where I had the unique opportunity to learn to care for wildlife. I am now a veterinarian, and there are too few of us that know about wildlife. I work with 5 veterinarians, and even though I am the youngest, they rely on me for wildlife advice, and sometimes even calling me on my day off. I can honestly tell you that wildlife care differs with every rehabber or hospital, but Fellow Mortals is one of those rare places that cares for wildlife the RIGHT way. They are always striving to learn more with medical care. In addition to giving high quality care, they also educate students by giving them internships to learn how to care for wildlife and to carry that knowledge with them wherever life may take them. Fellow Mortals deserves it.

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

I have personally experienced in how they help wildlife by working there full time, caring for the wildlife, and being part of the release to the wild.

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

I know the director personally and would not make changes to the organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

My wife and have been federally licensed bird rehabilitators for 30 years. I have never seen a more caring and competent environment where the use of funds is frugal and used is the best interest of the creatures.

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

very caring

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Fellow Mortals is a truly unique and amazing wildlife hospital. They provide high quality care to injured and orphaned wildlife while rehabilitating them to be released back to the wild. They are compassionate, ethical, knowledgeable, and extremely committed. I have had the honor of working with them in the past in various capacities and can not recommend them more highly. Dr. Amanda Falch

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

Helping them rehabilitate and release animals. The effort they put forth on the part of those they care for his heart warming.

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

Change nothing.

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

They are there 7 days a week to help whenever I need them, whenever the wildlife needs them!

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

They are truly caring individuals who work hard to care for all the wild ones, big and small, who come through their hospital. They value every life equally and treat all life with compassion and respect.

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

Continue to provide quality professional care to all wild animals brought to them. They could afford much needed staff additions. They could upgrade their outdoor caging. They could continue to train interns and expand their hospital.

Ways to make it better...

It could not have been better.

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

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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