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Review for Wildlife in Crisis, Inc., Weston, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was a resident intern for WIC in the summer of '08 and I continue to volunteer there on a weekly basis. My involvement with the organization has been immensely beneficial to both my personal and career development. WIC is a truly amazing organization that puts the well being of all wildlife before anything else. The organization's dedication to the life of each individual animal is truly unprecedented. This is something I was able to experience while working for the organization. We worked all day and all night to ensure each and every animal received the care and attention necessary so that it could be released back to the wild. WIC saves thousands of injured and orphaned animals each year. Being able to be present during the releases of hundreds of animals was truly a gratifying experience that illustrated the importance of WIC in giving injured and orphaned wildlife the second chance that they deserve.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The care and release of hundreds and hundreds of animals, who would have died if it were not for the meticulous care of WIC.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue doing what it's doing!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Watching hundreds of animals get released into the wild.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Environmentall conscious individuals who all had a passion for wildlife and the environment. All were truly hard working.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a vet clinic, develop a larger rehabilitation clinic, buy more land that could be preserved as a nature reserve, hire a full-time manager and offer interns compensations.

Ways to make it better...

My experience could not have been improved. It would have been great to have received a salary, but I understand the organization has to dedicate 100% of the donations it receives to the care of animals.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding. The organization is expanding and deals with more and more animals each year. It needs funding so that it can further develop its facilities to care for the increasing number of animals it cares for.

One thing I'd also say is that...

My experiences with WIC and Dara Reid, the CEO and director have been nothing but positive. Dara is someone truly admirable who has dedicated her entire life to caring for wildlife through WIC.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I was a former resident summer intern and am a current volunteer.