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Most finders when they deliver an injured or orphaned wild animal to us, feel they've done their part and will walk away assuming that all will be well.  They may have done their part (and they have indeed helped!!) but for the Haven, the work just begins! We rely totally on compassionate and generous donations from the public. We don't charge a fee for taking in wildlife, although we do ask for a donation in any amount, and we certainly are not funded by any government agency or municipality.

Wild animals don't have health insurance so there's no way to be reimbursed for the expenses we incur in helping them.   Our Executive Director and our volunteers work for free, donating all of their time and efforts to the Haven. 

Donations are the only way we can ensure that we can keep these doors open and are able to help the wildlife. 

 

YOU CAN HELP BY MAKING A DONATION--JUST CLICK THIS LINK!
 

Or, USE PAYPAL to make a donation -click the logo below:

 

 

The reality is that there is so much more to wildlife rehabilitation than just feeding a wild animal whatever is in the fridge, or whatever one finds on the 'Internet'.  One orphaned fawn can cost in excess of $200 in doe replacement formula. An orphaned raccoon costs $250 to rehabilitate from shortly after its birth to release. 'Bread soaked in milk' will kill - not feed - a baby bird. (When was the last time you saw a mother Robin shopping in the grocery store for bread and milk for her offspring?)  The old raw egg, corn syrup and Carnation Milk mixtures from great-grandma's day, are also killer recipes for wildlife.  Providing the proper care and food for wild animals is a costly thing to do. Each species, whether it's a mammal or a bird, has specialized dietary requirements and for mammals, specialized milk replacement formulas.

 

We so often hear that we should just step back and let nature take it's course.  We agree. Nature should take it's course, but the statistical facts are that 98% of injured or orphaned wild animals are admitted not because nature has harmed them - but because they have been impacted by humans or human related activities and ever increasing encroachment into formerly wild habitats.  In these cases we step in and provide assistance for these animals. They are a part of our history, and our heritage and we need to ensure that somehow we help to preserve their lives so they will be here for all future generations. We can learn to peacefully coexist with wildlife.  Our goal is to do what we are ethically and morally obligated to do as citizens of this planet, and allow for the continuation of natural systems. 

 

There are a number of ways you can help Niagara Wildlife Haven! You have the option to give as much - or as little time as you have to spare.

 

Be sure to check our VOLUNTEER page for more details and to download an application.  CLICK HERE to get there!

 

We need people with various skill sets:  website design/development, database design/development, administrative and office duties, good writers, drivers, handymen and women, etc. 

 

We're looking for dedicated and committed volunteers to help us do our work, and continue to ensure that the doors can stay open for orphaned or injured wildlife in Niagara. Are you good at soliciting donations from businesses for draws and events that we may hold in the future?  How about grant writing and so on?  We can use your talents and time if you have any of these skills. We'd love to have you on our team helping native wildlife.

 

If you're unable to do volunteer work on or off site, you can contribute in so many other ways...just check out our 'Wish List'  -  if you have any of the items we are always in short supply of, your donations of those would be most appreciated. Pass the word on to your friends and gather up a bunch of supplies from everyone - every little bit helps us to help the animals.  Click on the button below to see what's on our 'Wish List'!

 

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