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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Education, Environment, Graduate & Professional Schools, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

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

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The staff members at Fellow Mortals are the most dedicated, hard-working, and compassionate people I know. With them, the animals always come first. All patients are given the attention and respect they deserve, whether big or small, furred or feathered. I first went to Fellow Mortals when I found a dead opossum mother with what I thought were two surviving babies. (There were actually seven more babies still tucked in the mother's pouch.) Now I am a volunteer, and I can't imagine a better use of my time. My life is richer in so many ways because of my association with Fellow Mortals. This organization deserves everyone's support, whether it be gifts of time, talent, money, or all three.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Avery

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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