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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

71 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

15 Valerie65


Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at WWR. What an amazing place to volunteer. I have learned so much from the staff as well as other seasoned volunteers. It is a great place for our injured and orphaned wildlife to convalesce. The release rate is excellent. The staff truely follow the mission and vision statement.

14 Lynne39


Rating: 5

Woodlands Wildlife Refuge is not like other animal rescues. The animals they help can be cute and cuddly, but unlike other rescues these animals cannot be adopted, they are wild animals. The loving and compassionate care provided by the dedicated staff and volunteers at Woodlands is truly amazing. I live in Michigan and learned about the exceptional work this nonprofit provides on a daily basis when I read an online story about a little one week old orphaned black bear cub nicknamed Mike. I began watching the live web cam feed of Mike, who was in critical condition and required extensive medical care for many months. Over the weeks, as I watched Mike, I not only fell in love with this sweet wild animal, I was in awe of the round the clock care he received from the beautiful guardian angels who work at Woodlands. From that moment on I have been a donor of this exceptional nonprofit organization. I only wish I lived closer so I too could become one of their trusted volunteers caring for these orphaned and injured animals. Without a place like Woodlands the nearly 1,000 animals they care for annually would most likely not survive. Tracy and her team at Woodlands continually ensure that the animals and reptiles in their care have a second chance at living the life they were meant to. Thank you Woodlands for the exceptional work you do on behalf of the wild animals in New Jersey. You are all angels on earth helping these defenseless animals.


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Rating: 5

Woodlands is amazing. The care and love they put into each wild patient is beyond compare. I worked as a volunteer, an intern, and an apprentice for two years at Woodlands. The staff members are compassionate, not just to the animals but to the volunteers as well. They are meticulous when it comes to training and are always interested in what is best for the wild patients in their care. Not only are the people there wonderful to work with, they are also great mentors. Woodlands is a place worthy of your contributions.

14 Agnieszka


Rating: 5

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.



Rating: 5

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!)