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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: To rescue, rehabilitate, and release back to the wild native animals who are injured, sick, orphaned or displaced. To educate the public on peaceful co-existence with wildlife.

Target demographics: Local injured or orphaned wildlife.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 700 admissions in 2011

Geographic areas served: Southern Arizona

Programs: In 2014, the tucson wildlife center completed costruction on arizona's first and only wildlife hospital. In addition, we received and responded to over 3,000 calls for animal rescues.

provided public education to schools and the general public about peaceful co-existence with native wildlife.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Stephanie126

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello all!
I work at an emergency veterinary hospital in Tucson, AZ. One of my co-workers found a hummingbird on the ground, in our backyard area. She thought he was dead but when I went out there, I saw he was still alive. He couldn't fly and seemed to have gone through some sort of trauma. I brought him inside and had been caring for him all night hoping he would pull through till the Wildlife Center could pick him up in the morning. I received a call from their aviation doctor right when she woke up in the early morning. She picked him up from me shortly after. She said it looks like a spinal injury. Hummingbirds take about 6 days to heal from this. Since he is alert, that's a good sign. So glad he is in good hands now! Good luck little one!
Its truly amazing what they do for our wildlife out here in the desert. I'm very thankful they were able to help.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I rescued a hawk and unsure of what to do I took him to the MP's on base who quickly contacted TWC and with the love and attention they provided I was informed he made a full recovery and is back to the skies again. This just makes me elated.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lisa Bates and her dedicated team provide a very important refuge for injured wild animals while giving the community the peace of mind that they can help injured animals too just by making a phone call. Taking care of innocent, helpless, little (or big) animals is an incredible commitment and Lisa and all of the team are there to do the job. These animals are our future, too. Thank you for your strength and perserverance.

1 mmcjohnson

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tucson Wildlife Center does a wonderful outreach educational program for schools. There is nothing like having a live vulture named Igor to catch a seven year olds attention and drive home the importance of man's stewardship of the animals. TWC provides an incredible and needed service in our community.