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Wildlife Haven

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: Wildlife Haven was founded in 1990. Our main focus is on the care of injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife. Wildlife Haven provides professional care to native birds and animals, most of which are in trouble due to manmade causes, and gives them a second chance at life in the natural world.

Programs: Rehabilitation - cared for 650injured/orphaned animals with a 81% release rate. Assisted over 1600 people with wildlife questions and inquiries related to animal care/preservation.

Education - presented 15 programs to over 800 people at public forums and speaking engagements, and assisted over 2000 visitors/ callers with one-on-one educational responses.

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1 Sarah234567

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Rating: 5

I am a veterinarian who used to practice in the clinic where Jane would bring injured wildlife for care. She taught me a great deal about wildlife and about people. Over the years I have had opportunities to work with other wildlife rescue organizations, and they all have fallen short of the work Jane does at Wildlife Haven. Hands down, this is the best facility in Ohio, and I suspect one of the best in the country. North central Ohio is blessed to have Wildlife Haven as their option for wildlife care and information.



Rating: 4

I have worked with Wildlife Haven for 25 years. In that time I have seen the organization grow from an in-home operation to a 10 acre facility with an education area, clinic, intern housing, office and director's residence.

The first year saw 10 animals cared for. Last year we admitted over 600 and 77% of those were released back into their natural world for a second chance at life. The animals are given the best possible care - high quality diets specific to their species, clean conditions to live in while they are at the center, and caring people who do their best to keep them wild and give them the optimal chance at survival upon release.

In addition to the rehabilitation work, Wildlife Haven does a large amount of work via the telephone and internet. We receive calls and emails from all over Ohio and the surrounding states. These people are usually seeking help for an animal they have found and they are given basic instructions to keep the animal safe until it can be gotten to Wildlife Haven or to a rehabilitator in their area that we refer them to. Many callers seek solutions to wildlife problems or simply want natural history information. A huge amount of aid to wildlife is accomplised in this way!

Wildlife Haven used to do a lot of off-site education programs but at their new site they have a public display area with some permanent residents for people to view and learn about - owls, hawks, a crow, vulture, fox and bobcat. Due to the workload and the ability for folks to learn on-site, we rarely do off-site programs anymore. (Plus there is a great nature center just 5 miles down the road!)

Wildlife Haven provides a valuable resource to both the people and the wildlife of north central Ohio and beyond!