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Ohio Wildlife Center Charity Profile
Ohio Wildlife Center (OWC) is a leader in wildlife rehabilitation and conservation education. We treat nearly 5,000 animals in our wildlife hospital every year and reach thousands of adults and children through education programs. OWC is a private, non-profit organization. We rely almost entirely on the generosity of individual and corporate donors, and private grants. Thank you for your support!
Mark your calendar for the 2011 WildNite for Wildlife, OWC's annual fundraising gala. This year's event is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at Villa Milano Banquet Center. OUR MISSION
Ohio Wildlife Center is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of Ohio’s native wildlife through rehabilitation, education and wildlife health studies.
The Ohio Wildlife Center (OWC), a premier non-profit wildlife rehabilitation organization, is nationally recognized as an authority on native Ohio wildlife issues. In the last two years, over 8,500 injured and orphaned wild animals representing 137 different species were admitted to the emergency facility. OWC is also the only wildlife center in Ohio equipped with immediate and continual veterinary expertise and services.
Over 200 students, seniors and caring citizens actively participate in animal care, outreach programs, hotline operation and fundraising events.
Since its founding in 1984 the Ohio Wildlife Center has:
Treated over 55,000 injured or orphaned wildlife
Provided educational experiences to one million children and adults
Responded to over 550,000 wildlife hotline calls
This has all been made possible by the donation of 550,000 hours of dedicated volunteer work.
Ohio Wildlife Center Volunteer Information
Ohio Wildlife Center always needs volunteers. Consider volunteering in any area of OWC:
return hotline calls
provide tours of our education/nature center
help educate the community through OWC's education programming
work in the OWC Hospital
assist with fundraising and events
Your efforts will be rewarded by a heightened awareness and understanding of the natural environment in which you live. You will also meet many other people who share your interests in wildlife and natural history.
We are especially in need of hotline volunteers. Our hotline volunteers help concerned citizens with wildlife questions and concerns. Hotline volunteers are able to help citizens assess their wildlife situation and determine whether or not the animal(s) should be brought to our free hospital. This decision is CRITICAL to the welfare of the animal.