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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: To provide care for orphaned & injured wildlife, and coordinate with other rehabilitators to ensure that care is provided, especially during natural disasters such as hurricanes. We also strive to provide education on, and assistance with local wildlife issues. For the animals unable to be released due to their disabilities, we provide housing to ensure they can have a full life safely.

Results: Having provided care for hundreds of orphaned/injured wildlife, we currently have 10 Eastern Grey Squirrels, 1 Fox Squirrel, 1 Flying Squirrel and 1 Cottontail Rabbit in permanent residence due to disabilities. In addition, we have 8 juvenile Grey squirrels, and 1 juvenile flying squirrel being prepared for release in the spring.

Target demographics: Small mammals and reptiles in Southeastern North Carolina, although contact numbers are available for local wildlife we do not care for.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Varies with need

Geographic areas served: Southeastern North Carolina

Programs: Rescue & rehabilitation of orphaned/injured wildlife Sanctuary for disabled wildlife Information on wildlife Education of new rehabilitators

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I met Beth through a friend and I was so amazed by her care and dedication to her animals I chose to spend 15 hours of a service learning project here with her and those adorable little animals. Beth is extremely and incredibly experienced with her animals and does an outstanding job of rehablitiating squirrels and rabbits of all ages. I would recomend Beth and her wildlife rehabilitation center to anyone!


Client Served

Rating: 5

A year or so ago my Terrier found a injured young squirrel that had fallen from a pine tree and landed, thankfully, on the other side of the fence. Earlier in the day I had noticed him climbing high in the tree and he appeared quite uncoordinated. It turns out he had been wounded and his back legs were paralyzed. Imagine, here I am with this brave little squirrel who has zero chance of survival in the wild without all of his limbs. Additionally, I have a Terrier that would just love to "finish the job". I called one of the squirrel local rescue organizations, but most do not take paralyzed squirrels. They referred me to Wildlife Rehabilitation in Currie, NC. I called and Beth Havener not only agreed to take him, she offered to come to Wilmington to get him. Instead, I drove him to her place and am so glad I got to see it. She has built an addition to her house to house all of the rescued animals. She knew just what to do for him, fed him, cleaned his wound and has taken care of him ever since. Remember--he will presumably live for several years. That day she had baby and adult rabbits and squirrels in residence.. They were in spacious cages, with lots of natural light and all the comforts of nature she could provide them. The place is spotless and the work is never ending. I am so impressed that someone cares enough for wild creatures they are willing to devote their life to caring for such needy ones. Her commitment is astounding.