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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Community Reviews

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Our community is truly blessed to have Fellow Mortals. I could not even count the number of times I personally was able to fall asleep without worry because I knew the wonderful folks of Fellow Mortals had taken charge of helping in the life or lives of unfortunate wildlife in our county. Fellow Mortals has been there for the concerned citizens in our area for decades now and so desrve our aupport and thaks.

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

taking injured wildlife to them for help and rehab.

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

nothing comes to mind.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

A wonderful community asset that helps care for wild animals that are unable to care for themselves due to illness, accident, or other misfortune. Brought an injured squirrel to Fellow Mortals Hospital several years ago and was impressed with the compassionate care the animal received. Staff members are highly knowledgeable and skillful and are truly committed to the welfare of their animal charges. Inured/sick animals are welcome virtually at any time.

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

Providing for the health care and rehabilitation needs of sick/injured wild animals.

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

Provide Fellow Mortals Hospital with public funding so that it could continue its good work without having to depend wholly on private donations to achieve its mission.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I work for CSI Media, LLC - the Shopper Advertiser/Walworth County Sunday and we do 2 Community Awareness pages for Fellow Mortals. These are to inform our readers as to what they are all about and how in general the public can help Fellow Mortals. I truly believe they are of great value to our community and to the helpless animals they serve. Keep up the great work!

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have brought injured or orphaned animals to Fellow Mortals over many years. It is a clean and quiet place for animals to recover from injuries or illness, and their one goal is to rehabilitate them to be returned to the wild whenever possible. The staff is competent and work tirelessly, as there is no off time when caring for so many kinds of wildlife. It's a real comfort to the community to know we have this resource, as more development crowds out the wildlife. They do a wonderful job of educating both adults and children. I don't know how they care for thousands of animals a year with only donations, but I say they do a lot with the little they have, and many local residents will help with building and other jobs because we know what a great job they do. They are a model for what all wildlife hospitals should be.

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

Lake Geneva, wisconsin

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

Nothing - they are the best

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Review from Guidestar
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Many years ago I visited Fellow Mortals, after hearing Yvonne on a radio interview. I was so touched and taken with the extensive facilities for such a new organization with such a small budget. Yvonne took the time to show my friend and I around and my heart was warmed by the wounded innocent animals that were getting a chance not to suffer and a second chance at their lives. I will never forget it and have always done my best to contribute to their work.
Yvonne and her staff are selfless and genuine in their commitment. So many injured wildlife are passed by and Fellow Mortals makes it possible to not have to do that anymore. I feel that we are all better people because Fellow Mortals is here. Dana Schreiber Madison, WI

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Yes

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

Give them more money

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