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Urban Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: Urban Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. is fully licensed by the Massachusetts' Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. We are a home-based, non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing medical care, nourishment, and shelter to injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife until they are healthy enough to survive in their natural environment, a process that can take a few weeks to a year. We specialize in rehabilitating small mammals, babies and adults alike, such as raccoons, squirrels, foxes, muskrats, opossums, skunks, and porcupines. Urban Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc.'s mission, as a service to the community, is to take responsibility for the fatalities and injuries that we, humans, inflict upon our local wildlife, and to educate the public on these issues. Most importantly, we strive to provide our wild patients with a second chance at life back in their natural environment.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Urban Wildlife is a wonderful organization that are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of our native wildlife. They operate on an all volunteer staff and private donations. Any amount is very appreciated and goes directly to the care of the animals. If you are not able to make a monetary donation please check out their website for their list of other items they can use that you may have that you could donate. Something as simple as a roll of paper towels, gallon of bleach, baby blankets you no longer need, baby toys, the list is long and won't cost you money! Please help support our local organizations!

1 Sheila59

Client Served

Rating: 5

Was pleasantly surprised to find a wildlife rehabilitation facility in the City of Springfield. I had found some newborn rabbits and did not know what to do. Although they cannot care for rabbits (as I learned from them, because the rabbits get too nervous being around the other animals, many of which are the rabbits' predators), they gave me someone to contact, and all turned out well. Since then, I have followed their work through Facebook and have periodically donated to their cause. It is wonderful to know there are people who dedicate themselves to the often underestimated cause of caring for our city wildlife.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Urban Wildlife is a wonderful organization that is run by caring individuals that dedicate their time to saving wildlife. They have helped us with several porcupines over the past three years. The one found on our property had a severe skin condition. They spent about 6 months nursing her back to health. It was wonderful having Dee and Tom bring her back home. The other two porcupines were found severely injured by the side of the road. Although they weren't able to be saved, Urban Wildlife was there to ease their suffering.

Dee also helped us save an injured squirrel that we were unable to capture. She gave us advice and nutritious food to help her survive the winter. Dee promptly returned my phone calls and patiently answered my many questions. The squirrel has fully recovered thanks to Dee.


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Client Served

Rating: 5

Tom and Dee are two of the kindness, most helpful people I have ever met. They responded quickly to my call, and they nursed the starving possum that I found in my yard back to health, and returned her to my yard to be released when she was well. And they never asked for a dime. I was so grateful to have found them. Their love and compassion for animals is very evident.