TUCSON WILDLIFE CENTER

Rating: 5 stars   28 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 13275 E Speedway Blvd Tucson AZ 85748 USA

Mission:
Target demographics: Local injured or orphaned wildlife.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 700 admissions in 2011
Geographic areas served: Southern Arizona
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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer at TWC, and am very pleased with the care provided to the animals. The staff and volunteers are careful and caring with the animals, and the founder is active with releases and rescues. There are a few permanent resident animals that cannot be released due to an injury or due to being too friendly with people, and they act as surrogates for rescued babies or as educational animals. I am immensely pleased and impressed with how well the place is run.

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?

A lot

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I had a peregrine falcon in our yard with a wounded wing. We called the Tucson Wildlife Center and they came out to our home and rescued this magnincent creature.

A big thank you to TWC and your staff for a job well done,
Barbara E.

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

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

Currently under construction....TWC is building the ONLY FULL SERVICE WILDLIFE RESCUE HOSPITAL in Southern Arizona. Not only will they be taking care of more injured animals, they are also planning to become a training center for future veterinarians and wildlife rehabilitators who are interested in specializing in desert species. THE energy at TWC is palpable. Supported mostly through donations and powered by many dedicated volunteers, TWC is unique in the services they provide. Many, many desert birds of prey and mammal would have succumbed to injury and dehydration were it not for these dedicated people.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love watching the wildlife in my back yard. I think we all do. Unfortunately human encroachment is taking its toll on Southern Arizona's wildlife. If we want to protect this unique and beautiful environment, it's up to the community to be aware of what they might be doing in their every day lives that impacts wildlife. Tucson Wildlife Center takes in hundreds of orphaned and injured wild animals every year with the sole purpose of seeing them once again flourish back to their natural habitats. This is a truly a needed and worthy charity that has over 70 volunteers and rehabilitators who care about each other and every animal that comes through their doors.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

What impresses me the most is the time and dedication of many volunteers including professionals on call 24/7 for wildlife rescues. The Executive Director accepts no pay which certainly shows what this non profit is all about. Continuing research, technology and perseverance keeps this rehabilitation center above the rest. For them, all creatures great and small are looked at as critical to our existence and treated as such.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I rescued a hawk and unsure of what to do I took him to the MP's on base who quickly contacted TWC and with the love and attention they provided I was informed he made a full recovery and is back to the skies again. This just makes me elated.

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Lisa Bates and her dedicated team provide a very important refuge for injured wild animals while giving the community the peace of mind that they can help injured animals too just by making a phone call. Taking care of innocent, helpless, little (or big) animals is an incredible commitment and Lisa and all of the team are there to do the job. These animals are our future, too. Thank you for your strength and perserverance.

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Likely

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

A lot

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Lisa Bates and her team provide an extraordinary service for injured or abandoned wild animals that life among us in the southwest desert. Animals rarely have a voice in our world although humans can be great animal lovers. This is a first rate operation that provides quality medical care from surgery to rehabilitation with lots of love. When those animals that can be are released back into the wild, there is such a joyous a feeling of freedom. The Center provides excellent ongoing care, feeding, exercise and social time for those than need to remain in captivity. The surrogate animals that love and nurture babies is wonderful and provides them with realistic bonding. Our family feels this is such a worthwhile nonprofit and are happy to be a part of it!

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2012

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1 person found this review helpful

Tucson Wildlife Center does a wonderful outreach educational program for schools. There is nothing like having a live vulture named Igor to catch a seven year olds attention and drive home the importance of man's stewardship of the animals. TWC provides an incredible and needed service in our community.

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

Life-changing

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2012

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3 people found this review helpful

On a Sunday morning, I awoke to find a baby owl in my yard with an injured wing. I grabbed the phonebook and found the hotline for the Wildlife Center. The person on the phone took the situation very seriously and worked hard to give me all the help she could. Even though I live very far away from the Center, a volunteer arrived in less than an hour to help the owl. The volunteer was courteous, skilled, and very attentive. He kept me informed about the owl's situation. I was extremely impressed with the level of professionalism, communication skills, and timely response demonstrated by this organization. I work for a not-for-profit myself and I feel very confident that my donation to this organization will be put to good use.

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

As stewards of the land, it is imperative that we learn how to coexist with one of our most precious resources, our native wildlife. Urban development is presenting one of the greatest challenges our wildlife has to try an overcome. Decreased open areas, increased traffic & negative human interaction, whether accidental or deliberate is threatening their existence. I commend Tucson Wildlife Center (TWC) for the services they provide, free of charge. This dedicated staff is available 24/7, 365 days for emergency intervention, referral services, and education. Their mission is rescue, rehabilitation & release. The duties can be quite arduous. The hours endless, with over night rescues, feedings &/ or medications being delivered throughout the night, emergency surgeries and yet this staff is ready & willing to assist our wildlife. I am honored & proud to be associated with this outstanding group of individuals. I know TWC is making a real difference. Please help us help our wildlife, let others know about the Tucson Wildlife Center. Thank you.

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?

A lot

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

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