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.
Programs: Woodlands wildlife refuge received and cared for 868 orphaned or injured native wild animals of 43 species from 20 counties and accomplished a high release rate. In addition to our small staff, 24 volunteers and 14 unpaid interns provided care for the animals. Approximately 6,694 volunteer hours with a value of $150,950 and 3,320 intern hours with a value of $74,866 were worked during the year. The total approximate value of uncompensated volunteer and intern hours was $225,816.
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 20 counties.
woodlands wildlife refuge sold broke leg bear books, which is an educational children's book. It tells the true story of an injured bear cub that woodlands rehabilitated and successfully released back to the wild.
This place is amazing. I did my full time internship at this non profit organization this summer and it was the most rewarding experience I have ever had. I have learned a lot from watching the staff as well as other volunteers. The staff trurly cares about the animals as well as volunteers. And on top of that the volunteers show so much passion toward the animals. Without place like this a lot of wildlife animals would end up dying and would not be given a chance to survive.
Woodlands Wildlife Refuge is an excellent non-profit organization. Their selfless staff demonstrate a true passion for the work they do and work around the clock to provide care for their fuzzy, scaly, and wild guests. I have been a donor and volunteer for a few years and will keep continue to support Woodlands and their efforts. Keep up the great work guys (and gals!)