As a former wildlife intern at this hospital, I can honestly say Fellow Mortals is the most professional and compassionate wildlife rehabilitation center in not only Wisconsin, but likely the entire country. The care that all of the staff display for every patient is truly
Mission: Fellow Mortals, Inc. is a dedicated wildlife hospital organized in 1985 and incorporated in 1991. Licensed advanced wildlife rehabilitators and associated veterinarians provide professional, compassionate rehabilitation services from admit to release for all species of wild birds and most species of wild mammals.
Our small professional staff and student interns provide care for 2000 animals at the hospital annually. Associated veterinarians donate time to perform necessary surgeries and consults. We educate and help thousands of new people every year.
A philosophically-based organization, Fellow Mortals exists to provide care for the injured and orphaned wild creatures found and rescued by ordinary people, many of whom have never before interacted with a wild animal. Fellow Mortals bridges the gap between caring and giving care--allowing people to act on their compassion, and helping to create a better world for all living beings.
Results: Fellow Mortals has provided care for approximately 50,000 injured and orphaned animals since 1985, and successfully rehabilitates 65-70 percent for release to the wild. 60 young professionals have gained experience in wildlife handling and husbandry since 1992.
Target demographics: Fellow Mortals' services are available to everyone, regardless of their ability to donate.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 2,000 wild creatures receive help annually.
Geographic areas served: Southeastern WI and Northern IL
Programs: Wildlife Rehabilitation Program
Wildlife Care Intern Program
As a former wildlife intern at this hospital, I can honestly say Fellow Mortals is the most professional and compassionate wildlife rehabilitation center in not only Wisconsin, but likely the entire country. The care that all of the staff display for every patient is truly remarkable. Whenever they return phone calls regarding wildlife questions they are always so helpful, knowledgable, and kind. I'm proud to recommend such a wonderful hospital, and would encourage anyone in Wisconsin who thinks an animal is injured or orphan to call Fellow Mortals to see what should be done.
Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated with wildlife and wilderness; as I grew older I was saddened by what we do (often without thinking) to that wilderness and its wildlife.
When I discovered Fellow Mortals, some twenty years ago, I realized they provide an opportunity to help, in a small but effective way, repair some of the damage we do to wildlife - - and that is exactly what they do, 24 x 7 x 365. There is no "time off."
We have financially supported Fellow Mortals personally, and thru our small foundation. I have been honored to serve as a Board member for several years.