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Fellow Mortals, Inc.
April 10, 2010

Through a rare newspaper article featuring them I recalled their name when I found an injured animal. Because of their quiet insistence that this is a hospital they have no visitors and publicity except word-of-mouth. Care and rehabilitation of the animals is their first and only priority. So my first experience with Fellow Mortals goes back far more than 10 years. Since then I have brought many injured animals and have witnessed that every effort is made to help the animals. Their days are long, their own comforts are ignored and sleep is frequently sacrificed. The interns feel fortunate to be part of the organization and are reluctant to leave when their time is up. When an animal is brought in it receives immediate attention. Love, care and gentleness prevails. Their source of happiness and satisfaction is the eventual rehabilitation and release of the animal - whether eagle or white-footed mouse, bunny or hawk. But if release is not possible, then the animal has a permanent retirement in their care. Without a dime of government funding, their only funding comes from the generosity of local donors. Fellow Mortals and all who live there deserve all the help and support that can be mustered.

The Great!

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

the good fortune to be one of their release sites for recovered animals and sharing their joy in seeing the animal hop, run or fly back into its natural habitat.

Ways to make it better...

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

give them a sack of money, so they could build their "dream facility".

More feedback

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

Their indomitable spirit to give the very best care possible

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

awesome, caring and very, very competant

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

10 million? Fellow Mortals would share that with other struggling wildlife hospitals.

Ways to make it better...

You can't improve love and devotion

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

money money money

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

once you find Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital in person or on the web and read about or experience their devotion to injured wildlife your conscience does not permit you to ignore and forget them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I help with their once-annual fund-raiser.