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Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Veterinary Services, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: A. To provide a wild animal facility for the rescue, treatment, and release of sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife and other waterfowl; B. To educate the public about and to promote understanding of the local wildlife and their habitats; C. To increase awareness of and appreciation for the value of wildlife and the environment, and to protect these natural resources. D. To promote the highest standards in all activities of the wildlife rehabilitator profession; E. To promote networking, communication, and cooperation among rehabilitators, wildlife organizations, and facilities on local, statewide, and national levels.

Programs: 1. Rehabilitated 2,213 species of wildlife. 2. Adopted out 1,500 domestic species. 3. Added paid staff.

Community Stories

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non profit is run entirely by volunteers and helps thousands of needy animals each year. They recieve no funding and operate on donations and grass roits efforts. We work hard but have fun and love being around the animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great rescue group. There is a small core of regular volunteers that cares for all the animals daily (feeding, watering, moving, medical, general well being, etc.) . Then there is a small regular crew of volunteers that help take care of the physical maintenance needs and repairs for the rescue and then frequent and various other volunteers that do what is needed. The animals are great but the volunteers keep it running. If this group didn't do this service, the animals would suffer. It is a great organization that deservers your time and money.....every little bit of both, or more, helps.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very knowledgable, dedicated group of individuals who serve the often overlooked feathered friends. This group is all volunteer who's only priority is the health and we'll being of the animals. Don't always agree but never question the motives. Additionally, it has been, and is an educational experience for myself. Well worth anyone's time and/or financial support.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for CWR for over a year now. This rescue is a great place for birds (waterfowl or not). The volunteers are some of the most compassionate, hard-working people that I have ever had the pleasure to meet and work with. Learning about all of these birds and the situations in which they are found/rescued has been a real eye-opener for me. Not only are the birds rescued, cared for, rehabilitated, released or adopted when possible, but the rescue is also committed to raising awareness of the issues facing both the wild and domestic birds.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughters and I have the pleasure of working at the waterfowl center on the weekends. The people, knowledge, and care given to both the animals and to the volunteers is top notch. We look forward to it every week.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Enjoy birds? This is the place to be. This organization helps over 2,000 birds a year. It's all possible becasue of the hard working, caring all-volunteer staff. It's also a great way to get in shape. No need to pay for a gym membership.

1 estenstr

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got interested in this group last year when they were featured by the local news after a storm and have followed them since when there were several rescue operations going on from rescuing chickens and turkeys fallen off of delivery trucks to abandoned ducks to geese injured at neighborhood association ponds. In January, I saw a great deal of enthusiasm gong on when Petsmart chose them for a donation to build a ""hospital barn". Two months ago I started volunteering and it has been an incredible experience. There is a great deal of animal knowledge that is shared with the public as well as with each other for maintaining the various flocks of birds. Compassion is the key word here and I am enjoying my volunteer experience - more than any other volunteer work I have done. I look forward to my continued work with them and watching the organization grow and improve and continue to serve the waterfowl area.

Amy_109

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue provides care for waterfowl across the Carolinas, where there is a large amount of migratory birds. This is a special place, as waterfowl need help too, and here injured waterfowl such as herons, ducks, geese, and swans can live in the comfort and peace they deserve. The waterfowl each have their own unique personality and you can sense the joy and thankfulness in each of them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a most wonderful place, full of caring volunteers. Being around these cool birds is a joy. Pekin ducks just want to have fun, Canada Geese recovering from injuries, big domestic geese who love to boss everyone, and turkeys, herons, pigeons, doves, quail, ginnea fowl and many many other kinds of birds (along with new new rescue goats to eat the grass). If you want to enjoy your weekly workout, come join the team here and skip those gym memberships!

Review from Guidestar

1 Sandi B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an all volunteer organization - we help injured and abandoned ducks, geese, swans, herons and all other kinds of water birds have a much better quality of life. This group of volunteers of all ages helps several thousand birds every year. Wild birds are released back into the wild when recovered or grown, and domestic birds and non-releasable wild birds find good homes with caring families around our area.