Every moment I spend at CWC is amazing. Every week working as a volunteer, I am surrounded by fascinating PA wild animals, super knowledgeable rehab lady, and badass staffs. The existence of organization like CWC make me believe in miracle, and in people that are able to deliver it.
Robyn and the volunteers and staff at Centre Wildlife Care are amazing. We took an injured porcupine to CWC that we found in the woods and they gave it care and medical support until it was able to be re-released into the wild. We also called CWC when we found an orphaned bird, which Robyn again helped. We are so very grateful for her and all of the kind souls who help these helpless creatures.
I see some amazing things happen in this wonderful place. Animals with slim chances going back home to the wild because of one womans dedication to helping them. Day in and day out she makes it possible for animals to be saved and its incredible. With her amazing team and large efforts alot of good comes from Robyn's house.
The work on Robyn and her dedicated volunteers provides one-of-a-kind rehabilitation for wildlife. Together, the team at Centre Wildlife Care cares for hundreds of animals each year. On a daily basis, animals are fed, medicated, and have their enclosures cleaned. Volunteers also work hard to make sure animal bedding, laundry, dishes, and floors are clean multiple times per day. Often, volunteers work hard to create stimulating environments for resident, education animals to stimulate natural behaviors. It is an amazing place full of willing, hard-working, and giving individuals who all help wildlife in Pennsylvania.
Centre Wildlife Care is the only wildlife rehab in central Pennsylvania. It takes in animals from over half of the state. I've been working at CWC for nearly 3 years. It truly is a one of a kind, hands-on experience with wildlife. CWC also has non-releasable wildlife to use as education embassadors. We're able to use these animals at programs to educate the public about wildlife. CWC has provided me with so much knowledge and experience in my field of study. Although it is a "dirty job" sometimes, releasing an animal back into the wild makes it all worth it.
My son and I volunteer at CWC every week and get to witness the knowledgeable and compassionate individuals that provide the care and kindness for the injured animals. My son is on the autism spectrum and passionate about wildlife. He receiving an education about the care of wildlife while working with the animals. This drives his interest to become involved in wildlife management/environmental science. Thanks to the CWC staff that has taken the time to work with him. I can't thank them enough.
Centre Wildlife Care is the only wildlife rehab center in all of Western Pennsylvania. I have been volunteering there going on 3 years. I can't begin to tell you the number of injured and sick animals that we have helped recover and returned to the wild. Also, the number of orphaned babies that we have saved, raised and released into the wild. This is a wonderful organization that receives no government funding and is so very worthwhile.
As a longtime volunteer at Centre Wildlife Care, I can attest to the hugely positive impact this organization has on the community. CWC not only works to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife, it also provides educational programs and outreach to people of all ages, and internships and work experience to students interested in wildlife and veterinary sciences.
Upwards of a thousand animals are helped each year due to the hard work of full- and part-time volunteers, interns, and local vets. CWC's geographical coverage continues to grow as other rehabilitators in the state have either retired or closed due to lack of funding. Despite the subsequent increase in animals brought in, CWC has maintained a high quality of care.
CWC's educational outreach includes wildlife programs offered to children, training seminars for students and animal professionals, and internships for college credit. On a smaller scale, the organization seeks to educate the public about wildlife habits and injury prevention via its website and emails.
Overall, Centre Wildlife Care is a fantastic organization. Their benefit to local wildlife is fairly well-known and appreciated. Their benefit to education is just as important.
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