Sanctuary

212 Acres of Sanctuary

Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation provides permanent residence to over 600 animals. We care for parrots and other nonnative birds, several species of primates (lemurs, spider monkeys, macaques, marmosets, and others), native and non-native felines (African lions, mountain lions, bobcats), black bears, unreleasable coyotes, wolf hybrids, and more. Many farmed animals such as chickens, sheep, donkeys, goats, and pigs find home here as well.

All of the wildlife who call WRR home are unreleasable due to physical disabilities or are nonnative animals who have no place to go and would have little chance of survival if they could be released. Prior to finding sanctuary at WRR, the permanent resident animals have been subjected to a variety of abusive or neglectful situations. They have been victims of the wild animal “pet” trade, rescued from roadside zoos, or used in research laboratories. We care for bobcats and mountain lions who have been declawed and defanged and kept as “pets,” elderly macaque monkeys who have lived their entire lives prior to WRR in a small cage in a research lab, and farmed animals saved from the slaughterhouse and other endangering situations.

Each resident is provided with the best possible living situation. We build and maintain large enclosures, most of which are more than an acre; for example, we have a three-acre wolf hybrid enclosure and a 6.5acre primate compound. The 4.5-acre wooded mountain lion enclosure is situated on a rocky bluff — an environment perfect for climbing and hiding. Primate enclosures have trees, tall grass and wood climbing structures. No animal lives behind bars in a small enclosure on a concrete slab. We have taken what nature has provided and simply enclosed a portion of it for the animals to give them a comfortable and stimulating home for the rest of their lives.

Our team of Animal Caretakers, Interns, and Apprentices care for the animals 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They provide a safe, clean, interesting place to live, the appropriate diet, and then step back to let the animals live a life as close to what nature intended as possible in their captive settings.

Saving lives since 1977. Help us continue that effort. DONATE TODAY!