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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.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Jeff92

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have done some volunteering here because I like animals. Sometimes it's a lot of work but mostly it's fun.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue exceeds all my expectations. Myself and another volunteer in my area answer calls for injured waterfowl in my area. Once the injured waterfowl is captured, it is taken to the rescue. Someone is always there to take care of the injuries. There have been times when I didn't think the waterfowl would make it but the rescue always knew what to do.

1 Lorraine A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating ducks and geese of all kinds as well as other waterfowl birds. They take in all avian species and transfer them to the correct rehabilitation facility. I have volunteered with them for almost a year and I'm very impressed by our director's leadership and care for the birds. The birds come first and she is often working at the rescue until 1 or 2 am. i am proud to be a part of this wonderful organization and the group of volunteers who support it.

1 Debbie O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I happened to see an ad posted in the local county paper for volunteers needed. I responded and began helping the very next week. What an eye opening experience it has been. I had no idea what it takes to keep this operation going and solely on volunteers! I have learned so much about all different types of birds and enjoy the people who give of their time to help. I have brought my 2 daughters to help and they want to come back again. It is a very rewarding experience to help our feathered friends.

Melissa152

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with CWR a little over a year ago. It's excellent because you can get as little or much involved as you want. Most animal charities focus on cats and dogs, CWR offers something a little different because it takes in birds of all sorts (excluding raptors) and gives them a home until they are ready to be released to the wild or adopted out (or alternatively stay with the rescue if neither of those options are available.)

Completely volunteer run and a non-profit, this is definitely a charity worth working with.

Previous Stories
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I discovered CWR on an online volunteer matching site and joined because it sounded interesting. And it is. And also exceptionally organized when you consider it is 100% volunteer run. In fact, it's more organized than some places that I've volunteered at that had paid volunteer coordinators.

And I think that's because everybody wants to be there. They're doing it out of the goodness of their hearts rather than to get a paycheck. And the cause they have is a great one. You see a goose at the side of the road and you don't necessarily think about what happens to that goose later on. CWR does. Whether it is injured by traffic, hunting season, or any other of the myriad reasons a goose can get hurt, CWR takes it in, fixes it up, and then frees it if it is able to survive on its own. And that's the ultimate goal. But if it won't be ok in the wild, then CWR doesn't make it leave.

This is a great place to volunteer and the animals (and people) are a pleasure to work with. I'm glad I was able to find this opportunity.

2 Kathy203

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an incredible rescue not only dedicated to helping birds of all kinds, but assisting all animals that come here reach someone who can give them proper care.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with CWR for about 3 years now and every year we get busier and busier. We are an all volunteer organization that relies on funding from our donors and grants, which we use to help thousands of birds per year, both wild and domestic. We help not only the sick and the injured, but the unloved, unwanted and misunderstood. We now have people reaching out to us for help from all over the United States, and also other countries on occasion. We try to help everyone and everything we possibly can. I don't know of any other rescue or organization that can say the same.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with CWR for several years now. It is a lot of fun and always something new and unique. They do not turn down any animal. They take in and care for rabbits, cows, dogs, etc. They are well connected to other rescues for these animals. CWR has grown and prospered. It is a very well organized rescue.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great people doing great things for animals. They specialize in birds but help all types of animals.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a rescue run entirely by volunteers and donations. Everyone here works only for their love of animals. Its a great place where no animals are turned away.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing group of volunteers. I wish I had more time to help out - but every time I am there I am amazed by how hard they work and how much they are able to accomplish - all for the birds!!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at CWR for five years and have been amazed at the quality of care that all the birds receive. This is truly a "No Bird Left Behind" organization, and every attempt is made to return them to the wild when possible. Those that are not releasable become part of our "family" and live in comfort and safety, thanks to the care provided by a very dedicated group of volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue is truly a godsend. The animals are treated with compassion & kindness. This world we live in can be cruel, but Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is a bright spot - where everyone involved is dedicated and works hard to help the lives of any creature they encounter.

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.

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.

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.

2

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.

2

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.

1

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.