Healing Wild Lives
What We Do Now
The Iowa Wildlife Center is NOT presently taking wildlife in need of help as we do not have adequate facilities or staff. We will, however, help people try to find licensed, qualified wildlife rehabilitators to take in these animals. A word of caution: wildlife rehabilitators need to set their limits in terms of the number of animals for which they can provide care and the species, or type, of wild animal for which they are qualified to rehabilitate or for which they have housing. There is critical need for the Iowa Wildlife Center to help take the load off the few committed and qualified wildlife rehabilitators we have in this state. We can do that best by getting the clinic and hospital built.
We will also, as our schedules allow, offer educational and informational programs about the developing wildlife center, rehabilitation, humane solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, and how you can help Iowa's wildlife.
What We Will Do
When the center opens, highly qualified staff and volunteers will be needed to rescue and care for the wild patients and educate the public. Drawing on the growing national network of wildlife rehabilitation and education professionals, we will staff the Center with a team of committed and competent individuals to carry out our mission. However, volunteers will be the heart and soul of the Center's daily activities, committing themselves to learning the skills necessary to care for baby birds, injured turtles, over-wintering bats or migrating waterfowl.
The IWC will establish a sound continuing education program, providing professional training to those who are currently involved in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation in the area, including public agencies, professional wildlife rehabilitators and volunteers. Public education about wildlife and habitat protection and stewardship is also a key part of our mission. We'd love to put ourselves out of business.
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An involved Board of Directors will ensure the stability and viability of the organization.Equally important to the success of the mission of the Iowa Wildlife Center are its donors and supporters, who believe in the mission and support the staff and volunteers by joining in this effort to provide hope to the helpless. Please join us and support our mission by helping us to reach our goals, donate or volunteer today!
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