Had an orphaned squirrel issue and they were quick to call back and offer advice! I didn’t encounter the little guy again hoping he found his way back to mom. But I love the awesome work these guys do to rehab some animals that wouldn’t traditionally be considered ecologically important. Individual lives and easing suffering matters! Thanks for your work.
We brought an injured turtle in to the refuge this summer. Everyone we met there was kind, caring, and efficient. We’re so glad to have found them!
Woodlands wildlife refuge has been HUGELY helpful to injured wildlings and foundling a that have been brought to our animal hospital . Tracy and Heather are always very responsive to HELP in anyway they can and have had a gracious open door policy to accept animals we've received and triaged from Cubs orphaned from slaughterhunts to hit by car bear cub,raccoons,opossum.
As a Veterinarian I am very greatful to Woodlands Wildlife Refuge for All your Help over the years.
With My Heartfelt Thanks! ~ Janet Streng D.V.M.
Tracy and her incredible knowledgeable staff at woodlands have been an enormous trusted resource for me helping wildlife in northern NJ be rehabilitated after traumatic injuries incurred usually the result of being hit by cars. Our northern NJ animal hospital has attended to the acute medical need of wildlife brought to us animals , ranging from a bear cub with a severe concussion that left her neurologically impaired and blind for many months ( and was successfully rehabbed and released, to a hit by car coyote and raccoon. Woodlands has been Such a -wonderfully responsive, extremely knowledgeable tremendous resource for me as veterinarian , and a Godsend for the animals they care for! ~ With Great respect and Many Thanks for ALL your Help! Janet Streng D.V.M.
I came across Woodlands when they had Mike the Bear. I followed the story to the end. I cried.
The care and love these people have for “our” wildlife is eye opening. When most feel that wildlife doesn’t matter, or have no comparison for them, Woodlands provides the light for us to follow. Our animals matter and I’m happy to help by donating when possible.
Love Woodland Wildlife Refuge! I've taken my grandsons there and on the way stopped for some things to donate - a way to teach them that all animals need our help too. And it also teaches them how to respect all animals.
I have worked for them as a volunteer for a couple a months I can tell they care about animals and they try to perform as well as they can with the resources they have
Woodlands provides a much needed service in our county and they do it with professionalism and a real passion for putting the animals first. Their number 1 goal is to get each case back to their natural and healthy state. The volunteers and full time workers set this non-profit above many others in the state.
Wonderful facility in Hunterdon County, NJ that helps injured wildlife then releases them back to nature when they are ready. I had an injured possum on my property and had no idea of who I could call for help. I found WWR on the internet, made only 1 call, received an immediate return call & the little possum was welcomed with open arms. I visited WWR about 2 months later and the little critter was still there just about ready for release, looking healthy and happy. I believe WWR is the only NJ approved bear rehabilitation center, too. That's HUGE when a facility can accomodate bears when needed. Their website is terrific-very informative with 3 webcams to monitor a lynx that cannot be returned to the wild, the bear cam, and one in house for various critters on the mend. New Jersey is VERY lucky to have such a top notch facility like WoodlandsWildlife Refuge. Every state should have facilities like this. Well deserved 5 star nonprofit! ☆☆☆☆☆
Woodlands Wildlife R. is utterly devoted to caring about Wildlife, which includes reptiles and other species that you would not expect. If I did not know about this rescue, I would not have known what to do with a recently found injured critter in my yard. They have specialists who care for these animals - specialists for most categories of species. They even have a tracking system for you to keep tabs on the animals that you want to know updates about.
It's a very clean, organized and professionally run facility. So glad that they are nearby and waiting to help 24/7.
The best non-profits are those that go about their business quietly and with the utmost passion for what they do. WWR is such an organization. They are truly dedicated to preserving, protecting, and rehabilitating wildlife from the tiniest bunnies to the greatest black bears. They respect every life and fight to heal every creature so that it may return to its natural habitat.
I am so privileged to know the fine folks at WWR who do the most tireless and selfless jobs.
If WWR isn't a "great non-profit" I'd like to know who is.
The fact that Woodlands Wildlife Refuge has been in existence for over 30 years demonstrates what a well run nonprofit this is. The staff and volunteers are knowledgeable and fully dedicated to helping NJ's injured and orphaned wildlife. Countless hours are spent ensuring animals receive the finest care in humanely every day of the year, all year round. The organization also focuses on educating the public on how to live in harmony with nature and wildlife that surrounds us.
Helping at Woodlands is the first volunteer role that I have had and it has been more rewarding than I ever could have imagined. The leaders there are solidly aligned with their mission and with helping the volunteers and every other person they come in contact with to understand and appreciate their vision. If you are passionate about wildlife and looking for a way to give back, WWR has a number of wonderful ways to feed that need!
I recently retired from a fortune 500 company and was looking for ways to give back to the community. A friend knowing my love of animals pointed toward WWR. The staff and volunteers work tirelessly to ensure every animal who comes to them is rehabilitated and returned to the wild. This is so important in keeping our local eco system diverse and healthy, I am proud to be part of this noble effort
Tracy Leaver, her staff, and volunteers at Woodlands Wildlife Refuge take the very best care of sick and orphaned animals. They care for the tiniest of critters, tube feeding them if needed, or large animals with greater needed. They facilitate surgery and medical interventions when needed, with the goal of always letting the animal return to its natural habitat. The few that cannot often remain as permanent educational animals and live at the refuge.
Simply put, WWR is THE BEST!
I follow them on facebook and the amount of furrbabies they save is incredible. This organization really cares about all creatures and it's really obvious.
We found an injured squirrel in our yard and contacted Woodlands. They called back quickly with instructions and we were able to transport him to their facility for treatment. Highly recommended!
Volunteered my time there and have to say that every dime goes into the care and feeding of the animals. I have seen Tracy take in every hurt and abandoned animal and not give up hope. Even when humans try to put baby bunnies in trees thinking they are squirrels. We dubbed that one tree bunny.
There are no words to describe the level of care and effort put into everyday by every person who volunteers at Woodlands. Every animal that comes through the door is given the same attentive care from chipmunks to bobcats and more. The staff members go above and beyond to rehabilitate and help the volunteers provide the best care possible. Overall, Woodlands is a superb place of healing and growth for NJ wildlife. I love volunteering here.
I am a volunteer at Woodlands Wildlife Refuge. The work that goes into running this site is nonstop. The staff work very hard to care for, rehab and release well over 1000 wild animals a year as well as the education animals that will live the rest of their lives at the center. These women with a small army of volunteers do amazing work. They are knowledgeable and are constantly learning new techniques. I have also helped with fundraising, which is just countless hours for these ladies. This is an excellent nonprofit organization with great leadership.