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Antler Ridge Wildlfie Sanctuary Charity Profile
Saving Lives, Preserving Wildlife, Enriching the Environment
Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary, a 120-acre preserved farm located in Warren County, New Jersey, is a wildlife rehabilitation center that provides vital care and treatment to sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.
Licensed by the state of New Jersey to care for fawns, raccoon, skunks, opossums, squirrels, rabbits, woodchucks and other small mammals, the Sanctuary is dedicated to rehabilitating these animals back to health so they can be returned to the wild where they belong.
Our mission is also actively educate the public on the importance of:
Caring for the ecosystems
Supporting the environment in which we live
Respecting the wildlife with whom we share this environment
Protecting and preserving our native lands for the future wildlife habitat
Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501©3 non-profit organization supported entirely by public donations and volunteers. We receive no local, state or federal funding.
Antler Ridge Wildlfie Sanctuary Volunteer Information
Our volunteer needs are varied, and include everything from care and feeding of the animals to cage maintenance and many behind the scene opportunities. The only experience needed is an appreciation for wildlife and the importance of volunteering.
Volunteering is not glamorous work, yet it is vital to the care and release of the animals. Plus you become our ambassador to the community on education and preservation. Your gift of time will always be appreciated. Training is hands on and given by experienced volunteers.
General Information: During our busy season, March 1st through Oct 31st, there are three basic four-hour shifts: morning from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon; afternoon from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.; and evening from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week. We ask all our volunteers to commit to a weekly schedule at lease one day a week, at least one week in advance. Our preference is that you have a set schedule, but we allow for floating shifts if necessary. All scheduling will be discussed in detail during orientation and training. Vaccinations and other commitments are honored and covered by volunteers working together to substitute for one another. After orientation, volunteers are asked to commit for our entire busy season. This will ensure quality and continuity of care during our most hectic time.
Antler Ridge Wildlfie Sanctuary Donation Information
Antler Ridge Farm was purchased by Jim and Kelly Simonetti in 2000. Because the 120-acre farm is protected under the farmland preservation program of New Jersey, it can never be developed. Over the years, some of the land has been restored to the original farming fields, while the rest is being maintained as a wildlife sanctuary.
Under the guidance and direction of several agencies such as The Audubon Society, Tree Farm Stewardship, and Ridge and Valley Conservation, these ongoing efforts will help maintain and continue to nurture the flora and fauna native to New Jersey. The loss of habitat in our State has put a tremendous strain on the wildlife populations, and forced the animals to live in conditions to which they are unable to adapt.
Established a year after the farm, The Antler Ridge Sanctuary is licensed by the State of New Jersey to care for all small mammals that includes, but is not limited to, fawn, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, woodchucks, rabbits and opossums.
We are a 501©3 non-profit organization supported exclusively by public donations and grants. Our staff of experienced volunteers provides immediate care for animals 7 days a week, all year round.
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