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Woodlands Wildlife Refuge Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: Our Mission is:"To receive, rehabilitate and release orphaned and injured native wildlife.To educate the public about wild animal habits and habitats". As our towns continue to grow and natural habitat changed so do encounters between humans and wildlife and thus the contining need for our services for both the people and the animals impacted.We provide the animals with a second chance and the people with a better knowledge and understanding of the animals.

Results: Over 30 years and 15,000 wild lives

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1184 animals

Geographic areas served: New Jersey

Programs: Woodlands wildlife refuge receives and cares for over 1000 orphaned or injured native wild animals of 43 species from 21 counties and accomplishes a high release rate. In addition to our small staff, 40 volunteers and 10 interns provide care for the animals.

woodlands wildlife refuge presented 35 educational programs to volunteers, schools,corporations and various other groups. We also responded to approximately 2,350 telephone calls relating to wildlife questions and concerns from residents of 21 counties.

Community Stories

88 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

So glad we found Woodland wildlife reserve to care for our orphaned raccoons! Thank you!

1 Writer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Woodlands Wildlife is a top wildlife rehab center in New Jersey. They are there to care for most mammals and reptiles. They take exceptional care of the animals that are brought to them — from raccoons to opossums, foxes, skunks, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, minks, mice, black bears, bobcats, turtles, frogs and snakes! I’m a volunteer at Woodlands and I can tell you that each and every animal life matters and they are all given the best care. Woodlands staff returns calls routinely throughout each day and they have someone returning calls outside of regular hours.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Woodlands Wildlife is a top wildlife rehabilitation facility located in central New Jersey. They care for all kinds of woodland mammals and reptiles . . . Foxes, raccoons, opossums, squirrels, woodchucks, rabbits, skunks, turtles, snakes, frogs, minks, etc. And they’re licensed to care for the state’s injured or orphaned bobcats and Black Bear. The staff and volunteers are all amazing! They truly care for each and every orphaned or injured animal that’s brought to them. If you find an injured or orphaned animal — they will gladly welcome them 365 days a year!

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heypace

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Woodlands Wildlife for almost 7 years now. What a wonderful and well run organization. They keep track of every little detrail of each and every animal that comes in and makes sure they get the best treatment possible in hopes that they can be rehabilitated and return back to where they came from. Thank God this area of Central New Jersey has Woodlands to rely on .

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at Woodlands and am so impressed at their professionalism at every detail about every animal so they can send all the info the the main wildlife professionals. Plus their detail to keeping everything clean and at a perfect temps. I am in deep respect at how their run this wonderplace.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization. The staff and volunteers are some of the most hard working and dedicated people I have ever come across. Highly competent people who truly care about the animals and what's best for them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have proudly supported Woodlands Wildlife Refuge since 2015. The staff and volunteers provide the very best care to orphaned and injured animals, big & small. They work tirelessly to give each creature another chance to heal & grow and return to the wild.

God bless everyone at WWR that they can continue to do this special work. They are in a class of their own.

(screenshot of Briar (2019), from one of the WWR webcams).

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just dropped by this morning with an injured opposing. The facility and it’s employees were amazing!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a supporter of the Woodlands Wildlife refuge. My daughter is a volunteer and is so proud to donate her time to help and care for the creatures who need it. The staff is so amazingly dedicated to such a great cause! It is clear that everyone there loves what they do and want to help our environment flourish.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently a volunteer at Woodlands Wildlife Refuge Center. I am so proud to be a part of this amazing and caring wildlife center! The staff is so friendly and incredibly awesome to work with! The animals get such wonderful care and I am so lucky to be apart of such a giving organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I loved my visit on Community day. The Dedication of these Angeles saves so many orphaned and injured. The education they provide about our wildlife is so needed in this time.

1 Tiffany V.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an absolutely AMAZING rescue group.
These are beautiful people doing beautiful work that truly makes a difference in the world. The staff and volunteers treat the animals with the respect, dignity, love, and compassion that every living creature, from the biggest bear to the tiniest mouse, deserve. They recognize that all beings have a will and a right to live, and they do their best to save, treat, and heal them all, with this philosophy as their guide.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a fantastic organization, do absolutely amazing work! The staff truly loves doing what they do and they even continue their work as warriors for animals when they're not at the sanctuary. They bring in wounded animals that they themselves find, and they direct the public to bring injured animals to them at the sanctuary. The BEST part is that they're doing it because they believe that every. Little. Soul. On this earth....MATTERS! :)

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Donor

Rating: 5

This amazing group is such an asset to the community! They take such wonderful care of the wildlife that comes through their doors. I’ve seen firsthand how thorough and dedicated they are in meeting their mission to rehab these animals in a way that is respectful and kind yet acknowledges the fact that they are still wild. Having them in the community allows the public a place to go should they find an injured animal, which has no doubt saved many lives.

Madison Paige P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Woodlands cares about all the animals that come through it’s doors. There is a great workforce that could always use more hands and its very fulfilling, even being there only once a week. I believe in their values and appreciate all they have done for New Jersey’s wildlife.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a fan and supporter of this fine nonprofit since I was introduced to them nearly 5 years ago. I have seen firsthand the loving care that Woodlands Wildlife Refuge (WWR) provides to the wide variety of animals that come through their door. Each day, they put their hearts on the line to give the animals the best love and care. They never waiver from doing what is in the best interest of the animals, even if it means breaking their own hearts in the process ,when difficult decisions need to be made. I am proud to call Woodlands Wildlife Refuge my charity of choice and I'm honored to be a part of the work they do. Mike United This is a picture of executive director, Tracy Leaver and the infamous "Mike the Bear". The look on Tracy's face, as she cares for Mike, tells you all you need to know!

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Donor

Rating: 5

There are so many wonderful things that I could say about Woodlands Wildlife Refuge (WWR) but I think the most telling thing is their commitment to doing what is in the best interest of the animals they care for. Day after day, night after night, WWR pours their heart and soul into the care of these animals. If you have ever watched one of their critter cams, you can truly understand the size of the commitment they have made in caring for these critters. There are feedings, therapy, constant cage cleanings and of course, a lot of love. Spending your day working with cute critters may look like fun, but nobody sees the behind the scenes work and sometimes heartache that goes into the care they provide. The critters are well cared for and every effort is made to return them to their natural environment. In addition to this, WWR provides education to the public - thus improving the lives of critters that may never pass through the doors of WWR. Please support this worthwhile organization - your money will be well spent!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am very grateful to have an animal rehab like this in NJ. I first heard of Woodlands Wildlife Refuge in January of 2015. This non-profit organization goes over and beyond being an asset to the public's interest. The education about wildlife they provide is just phenomenal. They now have two 24 hour critter web cams where they can interact with the viewers and they always manage to answer the many questions they get about NJ wildlife. I would recommend to anyone who can, take a scheduled educational tour at WWR. There is not enough words or time to describe how wonderful, selfless, and crucial their work is. While they typically only rehab NJ wildlife (due to unfortunate circumstances others also find their way there) the impact of their work, purposes, and goals affects all of us in one way or another. This nonprofit is the best and will continue to get my support.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am very grateful to have an animal rehab like this in NJ. I first heard of Woodlands Wildlife Refuge in January of 2015. This non-profit organization goes over and beyond being an asset to the public's interest. The education about wildlife they provide is just phenomenal. They now have two 24 hour critter web cams where they can interact with the viewers and they always manage to answer the many questions they get about NJ wildlife. I would recommend to anyone who can, take a scheduled educational tour at WWR. There is not enough words or time to describe how wonderful, selfless, and crucial their work is. While they typically only rehab NJ wildlife (due to unfortunate circumstances others also find their way there) the impact of their work, purposes, and goals affects all of us in one way or another. This nonprofit is the best and will continue to get my support. Happy 30 Year Anniversary WWR!! XOX

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

No better group of people who tirelessly successfully rehab and release injured animals of all kinds.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Woodlands Wildlife Refuge in PIttstown, NJ goes beyond the normal care for the animals it receives. They spend long hours caring for all the animal residents and preparing the new arrivals for the live camera they have installed. We can view them as they regularly feed the animals. Their enclosures are kept neat and clean with nicely prepared fresh food and water. The helpers even place stuffed toys in the enclosures for company, which are greatly enjoyed by the animals. They are extremely thoughtful.. will even go as far as putting an animal's face toward the camera for the viewers to get a better view as they return them after a feeding. When we contact them with questions of any kind, they always respond. They make us feel as we are a part of them..a wonderful group of caring animal loving people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at Woodlands several years ago, when personal circumstances allowed me the free time to be able to do so. I learned so much about all the different species we have in NJ and found the experience extremely rewarding. Knowing how many animals were saved thanks to all the hard work and dedication we put in made it so worthwhile. Woodlands deserves as much support as we can give them.

1 Conrad C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a past volunteer of woodlands wildlife refuge I know firsthand the kind of work they do. In my years there I've never seen a more dedicated staff and volunteer base. Everyone who works with woodlands genuinely cares about wildlife and carries Woodlands mission with them. Additionally woodlands works heavily with its surrounding communities to educate the public on the wildlife in their backyards. Woodlands dedication to community involvement and education along with their mission to rehabilitate wildlife has made them a leader in the field of wildlife rehabilitation. Programs and initiatives started at woodlands have been shared with and inspired countless other programs not just within New Jersey but globally. One of the great honours of my life is having been able to volunteer for this wonderful organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started off only knowing about Woodlands Wildlife Refuge as someone who brought injured and orphaned wildlife to them to care for. Seeing how much they care for the animals, I decided to see what they were all about first hand. Now, as a volunteer at Woodlands Wildlife Refuge, I can say what a great group of staff and volunteers working together as a team, putting the animals needs first and foremost, even above their own most times. This organization has personally taught me so much and I am so grateful to them for what they do. It’s hard work sometimes but to see these animals sent back into thier worlds, healed and healthy, is worth every minute I spend there.

1 greenhill

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at Woodlands. This nonprofit is incredibly dedicated to and passionate about helping orphaned and Injured wildlife return to their habitats. Every animal taken in, from mice to bears (and everything in between) is treated with compassion and expertise.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Woodlands will take in and care for any animal brought to them, no matter how dire the situation. The staff is totally animal-centric... caring, professional and dedicated. So many animals are back in the woods of NJ despite severe injuries or having been orphaned thanks to this organization nursing them back to health and releasing .

1 Jean S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When others turned away the orphaned baby raccoon, Woodlands took it in. Told me they would never turn away any animal❤️

1 Caesar Weezer Daisy W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Woodlands Wildlife Refuge has a compassionate group of individuals eager to save countless animals in need. It is a lovely sanctuary for all animals to heal, strengthen, and resume life in their own habitat. It welcomes visitors and provides many opportunities for community outreach and education. We are all quite LUCKY to have WWR in NJ.

1 Julie C.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Woodlands wildlife is an absolutely fantastic refuge. The level of dedication these volunteers put in to care and nurture these animals back to life is intensive and extremely successful. This shelter puts everything on the line to ensure all patients get the best chance at living the life they deserve.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm from West Milford and we have an abundance of bears. So one year we jad a mom with two cubs, one who was injured, and she was aggressively breaking into houses. Long story short, tgey set traps, got the mom whom they put down. Woodlands stepped i. And took the two cubs, named Yom and Kippur! They nursed the injured one and kept them until it was safe to release them. Up until then I had never even heard of Woodlands! But now, I shop Amazon smile to support them and donate when I can. They selflessly take all types of species. So glad I heard about them. They deserve everything they can get.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We had a mother bear by us who was breaking into houses to feed her cubs. One of the cubs was injured and couldn't walk correctly. The state set a trap and got the mother. So there were two orphaned cubs needing care. We were all so upset that they would euthanize the cubs as how would it be able to survive on it's own, not being able to walk right. All you heard were it's cries while it's mother was in the cage. Woodlands didn't even hesitate - they came in and took charge. They took the two in, named Yom and Kipur, and rehabilitated them until they were able to be released out on their own. The vet visits, the medicines, etc. Since that day, I shop Igive in support of them, donate when I can and follow all the good work that they do for the wild creatures. Thanks to them, I've been able to see the critter cam and watch baby foxes, Mike, who they worked diligently to save, and countless others. They "just do" - no questions asked.

1 Rachel J.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great team effort to rescue, rehab and release the animals.

1 Carolyn Gundrum S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

1 JRSDVM

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1 Elisabet Mas P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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! ☆☆☆☆☆

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

1 Ellory Shaw F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1 Kristina Keller W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

1 Scott T.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Valerie Phillips

1 Wendy G.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Good people helping our native wildlife. I can't say enough about this organization. Facilities helping wildlife are few and far between and they do an excellent job undoing the harm humans do to native wildlife and getting them back where they belong. Powered by volunteers and donations of private citizens.
I was lucky enough to visit the facility and it's nice to see generous people making this possible and having the welfare of the animals first.

2 Sandi A.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my 7th season as a volunteer at Woodlands Wildlife Refuge. My heart grows bigger each time I experience first hand the wild babies growing up and being released back into the wild. So much time and effort goes into their care and the care of injured wildlife as well. It's all about second chances and letting these wild animals be wild and free. Woodlands does amazing work and has an awesome staff.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Woodlands is an outstanding nonprofit organization that rehabilitates the innocent lives of wildlife. Their volunteers work very hard in order to release as many wildlife species as possible. Woodlands also does a great job educating the community about everything they do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Woodlands has far exceeded any and all expectations regarding wildlife care. They deserve way more than the 5 stars available here. The very small group of ladies who comprise the staff put in an immense amount of time and effort in what they do, and are fiercely dedicated to keep things running smoothly. The staff, volunteers, and interns work late into the night EVERY DAY to ensure that all animals taken in are fed and cared for, often before themselves. There is no "weekend" when it comes to an injured bear, an orphaned baby squirrel, or a starving raccoon. The behind-the-scenes necessities are more than anyone can imagine: food preparation, laundering blankets and towels, keeping the workrooms and care areas safe and sanitary, among many other time consuming and meticulous things. Once an animal is healthy enough to be released back into the wild, every single person who contributes there can be proud to know they've made a difference. Woodlands also provides various educational programs and plans exciting fundraising events - and this is on top of all of the daily needs at the refuge. If you ever need wildlife assistance, this is the FIRST place you should go.

Donor

Rating: 5

The four women running this refuge, along with all the volunteers, truly put their heart and souls into Woodlands. The amount of work that goes into animal care, running the refuge, and coordinating fundraising events & educational programs is endless. That such a small group can manage all this on their own is worthy of a 5-star review. I am proud to support Woodlands in their efforts!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was introduced to this wonderful organization and the gloved angels who work there in February 2015 through the live web cam that featured Mike the orphaned bear cub. I was one of those who became addicted to watching this beautiful little bear and became impressed with the care he received at Woodlands. Though his life was short he enriched and educated many people. Since his passing, Woodlands has installed cameras with help from the MFC (Mike's Fan Club) and has increased their ability to educate (and entertain) the public of the wide variety of animals they care for each year (1,100 animals so far in 2016). The dedicated, professional staff (and volunteers) go above and beyond to care for and enrich the lives of all the animals they receive in preparation of returning them to the wild. Woodlands Wildlife Refuge is at the top of my short list of organizations I support with monetary donations (or items they need) whenever I am able.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It has been my great privilege to watch the exemplary work of the fine dedicated staff at WWR. They lovingly care for each and every animal they receive while maintaining a clean environment for them. I've even seen them spend many long nights at the refuge to ensure the animals receive the necessary ongoing care before they are returned to the wild. They deserve the greatest praise for their work.

3 Christine194

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the work that Woodlands Wildlife Refuge does. They care for the littlest mouse to the largest bear and everyone in between. We need more places like that in New Jersey and all over!!

2 Christie P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Woodlands is an excellent wildlife rehabilitation facility.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Woodlands Wildlife Refuge does an incredible job of protecting animals from an otherwise uncertain future. People bring in all kinds of injured and abandoned animals, and no critter is turned away. I am so amazed at the tireless work that they do. This year, I believe that they have cared for over 1,000 animals who came to them with various injuries and illnesses. It is so heartwarming to know that people like this exist. Their compassion of animals is endless and I am happy that I have gotten to know some of the staff. Wishing them continued success and support.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have always had a positive experience with Woodlands Wildlife. The staff are courteous and caring individuals. The facility is clean. So glad to have compassionate caring people helping our local wildlife in need!

2 Catey

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They go above and beyond for the animals in their care! I've attended some of their fundraising events and their employees and volunteers have the biggest hearts and passion for what they do. They are a necessity to the wildlife they save and release.

3 Vivian B.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am writing this review because I believe so strongly about Woodlands Wildlife and the difference this refuge makes for our community. Not only do they rescue/save/rehabilitate huge amounts of small animals and large, but they also educate young people and adults. It is clean, professional and organized. Veterinarians in training are involved from time to time, not to mention the staff that dedicates many hours during the crazy spring/summer when hundreds of injured and/or abandoned critters arrive daily. Hats off to you Woodlands!!

3 Victoria75

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this place and the work that they do! I only found out about them about a year ago. Since that time I have been to the location to drop donated items, and recently, to attend Community Day. What an awesome experience!! I learned so much about their educational animals. The staff graciously answered all my questions about wildlife big and small. It's nice knowing that they are there if I need them. I live in a heavily wooded area with lots of wildlife roaming around. Now, if I come across an injured or abandoned animal, I feel like I can get it the help it needs.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Woodlands Wildlife Rehab is a fabulous nonprofit organization. They care for all wildlife big or small. They have educated me in the caring of wildlife and always want the best for the animals. I first learned about Woodlands through the web bear cam in the caring of 2 small bears. Since then I have learned about all kinds of wildlife. We have been privileged to see them care for many different species. Never have I seen such dedication from not only the staff and its fabulous leader but also the many volunteers that share their time to rehabilitate many wounded and orphaned wild animals. Every release is a blessing. They educate the public on the proper procedures of handling wildlife and the many steps it takes to get them healthy enough for release. They are such caring and devoted people. I follow them on the web daily and enjoy all of the animals they have introduced me to.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great place for the care of animals from the size of a mouse all the way up to the size of bears.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Woodlands Wildlife Refuge is the gold standard in wildlife rehabilitation and education. I became acquainted with their great work when I read a story about twin bears who had lost their mother. The lengths to which they went to help these two little guys lead me to understand how much they value all creatures great and small. Their tireless efforts on behalf of local wildlife has made me a life-long fan. The staff is also truly amazing; caring, compassionate, and gifted. Those of us that followed the cubs' story are forever grateful that WWR allowed us into their world to share their stories of hope. You cannot do this type of work without possessing the traits of selflessness and courage. I wish them continued success in all their endeavors and will support them in any way I can.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to Woodlands Wildlife Refuge through watching Mike and Ike the orphaned bear cubs on the live web cam that NJ.com set up. I am so grateful for the exemplary work they do, and how they educate us on all the animals that seek their help.
I see the most dedicated, compassionate, and caring staff of rehabbers and volunteers at WWR. They spend long days and nights rescuing,caring for sick and injured animals, then releasing them to the wild. They provide education to cam watchers and the public every day. In the past months they have begun streaming live cams of bear cubs and a otter outdoors. They add little personal and caring touches in the care they provide. They go above and beyond with every critter. I donate regularly to support their efforts to help animals return to the wild. I commend the staff and thank them. WWR is simply THE BEST!
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4 Lora726

Board Member

Rating: 5

The most professional & dedicated group I have ever known. They are truly committed to providing the very best of care to the animals, and to doing everything possible to ensure a successful return to the wild. I am proud to be associated with this phenomenal organization!

3 Writer

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Started to follow story of orphaned bear cubs last year. Sadly neither one survived. But, I've stayed with them and have learned so much about the wonderful work they do. They have installed their own camera and always have a beautiful animals to observe! The level of care is exceptional. woodlands Wildlife Refuge is a Godsend to homeless animals and to the people who care about them!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I like so many ,learned of Woodlands Wildlife Refuge through watching "Mike". It didn't take long to notice the level of care he was receiving. Every single thing they did for that little bear was aimed on returning him to the wild.Although it was not to be,I have continued to follow this wonderful group of Staff and volunteers. I make a donation whenever I am able, and enjoy the animals as they come and go.It is gratifying to watch animals heal and return to the wild. Have never seen a more dedicated group in this field!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Woodlands helps so many orphaned and injured animals every year that would otherwise never survive. Truly a life-saving organization! New Jersey's precious wildlife truly needs the rehabilitation services that Woodlands provides.