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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: Wildlife rehabilitation

Programs: Badger Run Wildlife Rehab is a 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to the care and treatment of injured and orphaned wildlife. We strive to return these creatures back to the wild, where they belong. For those unable to live free, yet able to live without pain or suffering, we provide life-long care at our facility. We use some of these birds and animals as ambassadors, to help educate the public. Through our education programs, we try to instill a love and caring for all things wild, illustrate the importance of each interdependent organism in an ecosystem, and educate the public in good stewardship of the environment.

Community Stories

54 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Shannon S.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

We called Badger Run when we spotted a young bobcat near our home in Fort Klamath. They gave us great advice & sent someone to take a look. They agreed the kitten needed help. They patiently approached, then loaded up to bring the sick baby to Badger Run. They called with an update. It is so great to know these fabulous rehabbers are there for our abundant bird and wildlife populations! Thank You all for what you do!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Had a FANTASTIC day at Badger Run. LIZ took our family on such an educational and fun tour. We learned so much. We will be back for sure.

Jennifer W.12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have contacted Badger Run so many times and they are always incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and kind. From driving hours to meet me where I've found an injured Red Tail Hawk to taking over the care of orphaned mice to talking me through getting wildlife out of danger - I know I can always count on them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Badger Run is such a blessing to this community! I've Interacted with them on numerous occasions with injured/orphaned wildlife and the volunteers are always timely to get back to me, caring and educated. Thank you Badger Run!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Badger Run taught me how to keep eyes on a juvenile redtail hawk without interfering with his attentive parents. Fledgling survived on the ground for 28 days until he learned to fly. I count on Badger Runs knowledge .

Sally Russell H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really enjoy this group. They are always so informative and I've learned a lot about wildlife just from their posts and photos. Thank you for the great work you do in rehabbing or rehoming injured or ill critters!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was a volunteer with Badger Run 10 - 15 years ago, it was a life altering experience, in a good way. I moved from Klamath Falls years ago and no longer live in Oregon, but Badger Run is still my first (and best) source for wildlife information.

Donor

Rating: 5

Wildlife education is very a very important part of modern life to connect us with the non-concrete world. Badger Run does a wonderful job saving wildlife and educating us about wildlife. We are monthly donors.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The service provided by Badger Run Wildlife Rehabilitation is part of ensuring the continuation of our wild spaces and protecting the creatures who live there. With the continued pressure on our undeveloped spaces, all of the animals and plants are experiencing more and more stress. To ensure their continuation, each life is precious. What Badger Run and other wildlife rehab facilities do is becoming more and more essential. Plus it is so cool to have the opportunity to interact with raptors and see how powerful they are up close!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this charity. They share valuable information about helping wildlife that will help me in the future. I follow them on FB. Keep up the great work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been involved with Badger run for a few years. I help where I can.

i cannot believe the dedication volunteers that provide care for their ambassadors and patients have! Up at a moments notice to pickup and injured eagle - hawk - owl - or anything the government will let us rescue.
Drive a 100 miles for a hawk - meet up with forest service, dept of wildlife, state police, local police, citizens, and other rehabers to help injured wildlife.

it's awesome to see & feel the joy when we can release a recovered bird!!!!
And you really see the caring and compassion when they the best option for the creature is to let god have them back.

They make every effort to open the ambassador side to all - they've made many improvements to welcome our mobility challenges guests.

They also work with local schools on wildlife education, they provide a means for high school seniors to complete their public service requirements- some have found a new love pursue education

We also work with scouting groups and have been the recipient of Eagle Scout Projects.

I love Badger Run!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of volunteering at Badger Run for a couple of years now. I help out with things that need done - but not directly with ambassadors or patients.

It is such a wnderful experience to see the wonder and joy on young, and old, faces as our very volunteers share dtails about the varioys birds we encounter.
Also to see the trust that our ambassadors have in their caregivers is amazing. Knowing the time it has taken to work with these creatures really shows the dedication these caregivers have for both the ambassadors and patients.
I have the priviledge of seeing the care and deicatiin these people have for the various patients that come - the loving care provided - and trying to not imprint on these patients so they can ultimately go back to their home.
Nothing turns a bad day good like walking among the ambassadors !

Mallory A.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at Badger Run and I LOVE everyone that is there. It has been a wonderful experience learning from such amazing teachers and rehabers.

starlacat

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been following Badger Run Wildlife Refuge for several years now, and although I'm several hundred miles away, whenever I have a "Critter Question", they're always very prompt about giving me an answer.

I also love the Public Service information they post because not only is it concise and informative, I can share it to my FB page because it'll also apply to several areas of the Country.

Their work with Eagles and other Raptors is awesome.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been following Badger Run Wildlife Rehab for quite a while now, and love how informative they are. Even though they are in Oregon and I live in SE MO, I can message them with any "critter question" and they answer very promptly. My most recent question was this past week. I'm an Elite Storm Spotter AKA "Storm Chaser", and we were informed about the influx of frogs in the local private swimming pools. Since we've had a lot of rain, I figured that was probably the reason, but I double checked with Badger Run Wildlife Rehab. I PM'd them late at night, and they still answered very promptly. I was able to give the local people the information and also passed it along to the Meteorologists of the local TV Station. Many times I'll get the answer from them and filter it back home to the Eastern Shore of Maryland or even elsewhere in MO. I have friends in both Europe and South America and they love reading the informative posts about critters of all kinds here in the US. I've worked in wildlife rehab back home and that's how I know Badger Run Wildlife Rehab is one of the best!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I follow Badger Run on Facebook and have learned so much about wildlife - from what to do in an emergency to learning about behavior and challenges

Kay P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful, small, easily accessible wildlife rehab center just outside of Klamath Falls, OR. They present at many community events with their varied ambassadors. Everyone from Squirt the starling to Draco the golden eagle.

Donor

Rating: 5

Husband I moved here 3years ago from SoCal. Imagine our surprise when a rather large winged predator swooped into our yard! We had no idea Oregon had so many wonderful species of birds and wild animals.
Inorder to educate ourselves, as new members of the community we wanted accurate information and to share an upfront and personal relationship with the birds and animals. This is when a lovely man named Tom Shadore introduced us toBadger Run. We have enjoyed many of their educational programs as well as the Ambassadors whom we have grown to love.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had to bring injured wild life there with no hesitation on their part. They take each case seriously and are extremely knowledgeable about the species and how to treat it. I love reading their Facebook posts. I have learned a lot and shared the information to my friends and family. This is one of the coolest organizations I have ever come across.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am just getting to know the fabulous folks from Badger Run. Their recent "HeART of the Wild" fundraiser showcased both the dedication and generosity of their supporters as well as the passion and knowledge of the volunteers and staff. Since then I've been following their super interesting and informative social media postings about these fabulous creatures we share air with and most importantly, I am learning how we fail them and what we should do differently to avoid harming them.

Aurora S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One time there was a duck in the parking lot at my work and I called you guys at like 11pm. Y’all had me send a photo of the little guy and asked if we could just take it to some water so it could fly away. My boss took it to veterans park and he said when he was walking up to the water the duck could almost sense it and started paddling it’s legs in the box. The duck got on the water paddled around for a while and then took off. I never knew that there were some ducks that could only take off from water and often mistake wet parking lots for ponds. It was a cool fun experience.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It was on vacation in Oregon when I got the information that crater lake was closed due to excessive snow. So I began looking for something to do. I found this animal rescue Badger Run Wildlife Rehab and it was amazing. The animals that they had rescued and brought back to health were right there for you to look at and clearly receiving the best of care. Great organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a part of a school project group at the beginning of this year and part of our group project for that semester was to perform a couple of sessions of community service/volunteer work. Upon doing a bit of research, our group landed on Badger Run Wildlife Rehab facility to perform our work because we thought it would be a fun way to complete that portion of our project. What we learned once our service was complete was that BRWR, and more specifically Liz Burton and her associates, are working so very hard to care for the wildlife of our region. Not only do they take in a vast multitude of injured animals and rehabilitate them for re-release, they work tirelessly to keep this facility running as smoothly as possible on top of continuing to utilize their resources, including the animals currently residing at their facility, as a means to better educate the people of Klamath Falls and surrounding areas. Typically, when someone hears that they must perform some type of community service, whether it be for a grade or something else, words like "fun", "educational", and even "rewarding" aren't the first things to come to mind. Our experience was exactly that though; we had a blast helping to maintain the grounds of this facility while also being able to learn so much regarding the functionality of this facility and the animals of our region. What Ms. Burton and her colleagues do at BRWR is such an incredible service to this area and I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside Ms. Burton at this facility.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I enjoy photographing wildlife. From time to time as I wander about the Basin I come across hawks and owls in distress. Most recently I discovered a great horned owl by the roadside. The owl was missing an eye. I placed the owl into the care of the people at Badger Run. Later, actually I was on my way to Yellowstone National Park, I received a phone call from Badger Run. The eye injury of the owl I had found was an old injury. I learned it was an old owl as well. They had given the owl a few meals to build strength and returned the owl to its home environment. I am grateful there are people like the folks at Badger Run, caring people with skills. And I am thankful there are a few old owls around to enjoy.

Mike

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I wasn’t aware a facility like Badger Run existed until I needed a Badger Run. A developing photography habit has me outdoors frequently. A few years ago I came across an injured owl. It was when I looked to help the owl that I learned of Badger Run. Later, during extremely cold weather, I brought an emaciated hawk into the care of the good people of Badger Run. I am most grateful to the people and care found at Badger Run.

Christina DeVore B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My first experience with Badger Run Wildlife Rehab came shortly after moving back to the Klamath Basin from the San Francisco area. I bid on a silent auction on social media and won the chance to take part in the release of a golden eagle. For me, it was an experience of a lifetime, and for the amazing folks at Badger Run, business as usual. These dedicated people and network of volunteers work tirelessly to not only nurse their patients back to health, but to educate the public about wildlife in the area. Their animal ambassadors visit local schools, community events and neighborhoods such as mine and raise public awareness about how human carelessness or ill advised attempts to help animals or birds thought to be abandoned, can cause harm. Children and adults alike, learn facts about the ambassadors that explain behaviors, abilities, and why they are built the way they are. The more you know, the more you appreciate how amazing these creatures are and realize that we have a shared responsibility to them. Badger Run uses social media to advocate for changes that humans can make (ie: not using lead ammunition or sinkers) to make our environment less toxic to the animals and birds that make our area so special. This very hard-working group of people richly deserve any support the public can give, and our sincere gratitude.

Donor

Rating: 5

Badger Run is so full of information and education. I am fascinated by their daily updates and share each and everyone with my friends. Their dedications to education has encouraged me to be more aware of the habitats in my own neighborhood and to understand the rituals and nesting habits of the families that live here. I recently traveled The Birds of Prey facility in Boise Idaho spending an entire afternoon there because of the interest BRWR sparked in me. A great program as well.

Robin Lynn K.

Donor

Rating: 5

This non profit organization does such wonderful rescues for these unfortunate animals. The care and dedication these people have for the various patients that come to this facility and the loving care they provide is amazing! They also post much needed information about various animals and wildlife to our area that we wouldn't know of otherwise. I love Badger Run Wildlife Rehab for all they do and am always here to help them in anyway!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What would we do without Badger Run Wildlife Rehab? They have saved so many lives with their expertise of knowledge and care. I had the honor to help Liz out once with a injured Eagle. I was so astounded by her knowledge of these beautiful creatures! Badger Run has helped so many injured animals that were healed back to health and then released back into the wild where they are able to live out the rest of their lives thanks to Badger Run Wildlife Rehab!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love visiting Badger Run. The facility is well maintained. The animal ambassadors are absolutlu wonderful The people who work/volunteer here are knowledgeable and are always willing to educate visitors on the animals they help and rehab. Badger Run is a great asset to our area and provides much need help and rehab for local wildlife.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Took the kids for a visit at Badger run and absolutely loved it. The facility is great, and they are an assist to the Klamath basin.

Tim K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I had a pet dove that lived with us for over 13 years. Recently we had to move and could not take our dove "Mr. Coors" with us. Having found out about Badger Run we contacted them and they agreed to take our little guy in. We went to their place, met with some staff members and could not have felt better about leaving our little guy with anyone else. They were so kind and loving and Mr. Coors now has a home that we know he will love as much as when he lived with us. There is nothing more comforting than that. Thank you guys for caring so much and for all the fantastic work you do for so many.

Mabel Ruth J.

Donor

Rating: 5

Back in 2015 I picked up an injured juvinille red tailed hawk had to keep it for two days till I found badger run they excepted (modoc) as they named him... with open arms they fixed him up reabilitated him then when time came they released (modoc) back to his home only up higher away from traffic and big rigs this time and he is still flying safely somewhere up there for I go check on (modoc) yet today just in case he gets in trouble again ...I also called them on a baby fawn in 2016 but there hands were tied legly so they could not help me save the little thing but also have never seen a sign of it since so not sure what ever became of the tinny little thing

Gerry I.

Donor

Rating: 5

The people involved in this nonprofit are well educated and very dedicated. They make every effort every time. I have seen it over and over. I am honored when they ask me to help. If you donate to Badger Run Wildlife Rehab, the money goes to the animals; every bit of it.

Christine D.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really enjoy their posts on wildlife. I feel like I've learned some valuable information, most importantly the dos and donts when I'm out photographing nature. I like to share what I've learned from them with family and friends...like the proper things to feed the ducks. I never knew bread was bad for them. I feel that these tidbits are welcomed information to our community along with their rescue and care of the wildlife out there. It's good that we have them to turn to if we see a wild animal in crisis.

Laura Vanlandingham H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Badger Run Wildlife Rehab is dedicated to the care of sick, injured, & orphaned wildlife. We are also committed to educating the public about wildlife & how to become better stewards of our environment. This nonprofit consists of a small, dedicated group of volunteers who help us to service an area of about 100 square miles. We provide care for an average of 250 patients annually plus maintain a large team of educational animal ambassadors. These ambassadors & our volunteers do educational presentations throughout the region for visitors, community events, schools, & various organizations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Badger Run since 2012. I am also a board member (treasurer).
Over the years our facility has averaged 250 patients annually. We take in all wildlife that we are permitted to in this Oregon Fish & Wildlife district (mammals, birds, reptiles). We are a very small group. At any one time we have around 12 volunteers & cover a region that extends 100 miles or more in any direction. Our volunteers average about 30,000 miles in total on their personal vehicles each year doing rescues, animal care, & educational presentations. Our region of Southern Oregon is rural & lacks the financial base for donations you would find in more populated areas. As a result fundraising is a year round activity for us in order to pay for medications, equipment, food, licenses/permits, facility upkeep, utilities, etc. We are always striving to provide the best standard of care that we can for our patients & our educational animal ambassadors.

1 Kayla AndAj M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing and educational my kids love Badger Run. We tell all our friends about it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I admit right up front, my "5 star rating" is a bit biased as I am the founder of Badger Run Wildlife Rehab. I started this venture about 15 years ago, intending to care for about a dozen birds a year, just to help out the two existing rehab facilities in this area. In the subsequent years, one has died, one has retired and other rehabs in nearby counties have also closed. Because of this, and because of a solid group of OUTSTANDING volunteers who have "stepped up to do whatever needed", we now care for 250+ birds and animals per year. THANK YOU to all our WONDERFUL volunteers and THANK YOU to ALL THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT US in so many ways and enable us to continue this important mission! We do not receive any state or federal funding so it is solely the kindness and generosity of each and every one of you that allows us to continue helping sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Badger Run is an amazing success story that started with one woman caring for injured animals in her home and grew into a full service non-profit facility. They have their own veterinarian, working as a volunteer, and a volunteer staff. They have cared for two animals I took to them. One was a Western Screech owl who didnt make it. The other was an orphaned Douglas squirrel that Badger Run treated. He survi ed and has been released at the location where I found him.

1 Shirley L.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

visited in August 2017. Had a fabulous tour. Love following all their fb posts. I am always learning more about the birds they rescue and rehabilitate and interesting facts along the way. wish I didn't live on the East Coast, so I could visit more often.

1 Gail Sacks S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I love owls so your postings I found both interesting & informative! I have passed on many of your postings. Keep it going!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Badger run is amazing! I have had many encounters with them from checking things out to one of my least favorite/ favorite memories! I was driving to work and saw a beautiful bird munching on the side of the road. I slowed down and moved over to try and let it continue enjoying its meal. Unfortunately I wasn’t aware that when they are stuffing them selves they struggle to get up and fly. Within the blink of an eye the bird flew into the side of my car. A good samaratin stopped to help me get the bird to the side of the road and called badger run for me. They were able to get the bird, fix it up and it was released just a few days later! So amazing to have such a wonderful group in Keno! This is just one of many encounters but I was thankful for the updates as well as the knowledge I was provided about what to do the next time I saw something similar. Thank you Badger run for always going above and beyond for the wildlife ❤️, and taking the time to educate on what ever questions get thrown your way.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a local elementary school teacher. Badger Run does an excellent job with teaching people in our community about the wildlife they care for. They have brought animal ambassadors to my classroom and given my students the opportunity to see the wildlife up close and learn of the ambassadors stories. Their highly engaging presentations leads to rich discussions and deep appreciation among our students for our incredible world.
Badger Run also is seen giving presentations throughout our community. They are well received by the public at the Winter Wings festival and during Migratory Bird Day. People flock to their booth to ask thousands of questions, take photos of the ambassadors, and take in the factual information on posters and displays.
Personally, I have to say, I am infatuated with one of the ambassadors. The eagles are magnificent, the mammals are adorable, the raptors are noble, the smaller birds are cute as can be. But Dexter, the turkey vulture, just makes my heart go pitter pat! He is my all time favorite guy.
Badger Run has my full support as a wonderful non profit, helping injured wild get back to the wilds whenever possible.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Badger Run Wildlife Rehab over five years ago. I'm still amazed at the knowledge and dedication of volunteers. I currently sit as a board member for this organization. The insight I have gained of how much they do with the little amount of money available is amazing. I'm proud to be a part of this group. I hope we can continue to care for the wildlife in our area, educate the public, and hopefully grow as money allows.

1 Terri A.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love, love Badger Run!!! I've never met a more committed, compassionate and hard working group of volunteers! We learn so much every time about the birds, wild life and coexisting. Huge kudos for all they do to educate, rescue and rehabilitate!!!

2 Pat B.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great place to learn about the birds and animals they care for, their histories and their ecological Mitch.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was 2012 when I was watching a presentation with my grandson given by the founder of Badger Run. My grandson said to me, you need to volunteer. I spoke with Liz and I've volunteering since then. Never thought I would fall into being a retired crazy bird lady! From learning to prep and feed to handling various species of wildlife. Love working with our ambassadors and caring for our sick, injured and orphaned wildlife! B. MacLeod, Volunteer

1 Lori C.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My family and I wanted to find something different to do while vacationing in Klamath Falls, I found Badger Run as a recommended place to visit while in the area. I called and made an appointment, and we were able to get right in the next day, our last day of vacation. Very easy to find we arrived at our appointed time. We were greeted by a lovely lady and she was holding a Great Horned Owl on her arm!! My husband and two teenagers immediately perked up as we didn't know what to expect. We spent the next hour or so meeting and learning about these beautiful creatures in their care. We all learned so much and to see the dedication these people have for these animals is heartwarming and inspiring. I would highly recommend taking time to go and see what this place is all about, well worth it!! We did many things on our vacation but this was the thing we talked about all the way home!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following the great work Badger Run does. A friend of mine volunteers there, and often posts pictures and stories of birds they have taken in to heal. As a bird lover, it is exciting to see the birds when they first arrive, and then the birds that are able to be released back into their nature home. I am hoping to visit sometime in the near future and see their work upclose and personal. I am grateful that there are people choose this field of work and those who donate their time to volunteer.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Badger Run is a great place and has great people helping our wild critters..back in 2015 I rescued a badly injured juvinille red tailed hawk I named Baby who later was renamed Modoc by the team for where he was gotten and later released after healing from a badly damaged wing and head injury ...sustained from contact with semi truck and trailer at 1 am in the morning ...it took me two days to find this great company but over several more months and funds from me and food from others Modoc was happily released back to his home ...so far he has not come into contact with any more rigs of any kind I go up and check on him every so often just in case ....it was just to bad they could not save the little fawn I found a year later but they were not allowed to take it in ...have never seen the young thing since

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Badger Run does a fabulous job of educating the public about wildlife and the many problems that they encounter (often human caused) and how the average person can prevent unintentional injuries. Their animal ambassadors are constantly out and about doing educational outreach in the community. They are quick to respond to inquiries and injured wildlife calls - evenings, weekends - they don't take time off! What a valuable resource for southern Oregon to have these dedicated folks doing education and rehabilitation! They are always striving to improve their facilities so that they can do more of this great work. I never hesitate to support Badger Run, I am confidant that they are spending every donated penny to accomplish their mission of helping wildlife!

Liz_41

Board Member

Rating: 5

Badger Run has been a work in progress for many years. Every penny raised is put back into the growth of the facility and the medical needs of each patient. It has been a pleasure working with the organization and watching the growth and dedication of all the volunteers. The organization is a great asset to the community. lr

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been watching Liz Diver build BR for several years now and her skills and compassion are incredible. As someone who actively birds and spends time outdoors, I know firsthand the need for quality wildlife care and rehabilitation. She's committed and caring and the need in her area is huge. BR deserves the support and help of anyone who cares about wild creatures from birds to Badgers.