The Hospital & Rehabilitation Nursery, or ‘Hospital’ for short, is a 5,000-square foot building that sees the coming and going of over 7,000 animals per year.
WRR vet staff, caretakers, and apprentices work around the clock to provide the highest level of care to all of the injured and orphaned wildlife who come through our door.
The WRR Hospital is officially open from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., but during “baby season” in the spring and summer, it is not unusual to find caretakers at work 24 hours a day.
The animals who are brought here need to recover from an illness, heal from an injury, or simply be fed multiple times throughout the day—and often the night—to stay healthy and grow strong enough to be released back to the wild.
The animals who are brought to the WRR Hospital are best served by prompt, compassionate care that is structured specifically for their individual needs—which are profoundly different than those of a domesticated animal.
Patients in the WRR Hospital are native wild birds, mammals, and reptiles who have either been orphaned, injured, or are ill. For the orphaned wildlife, we provide species-specific formulas fed during the times they would eat if they were still in the wild and being cared for by their parents. They are often housed in climate-controlled incubators and kept in the company of like-species of the same age and development.
Adult, injured wild animals are kept in quiet rooms, provided appropriate vet care, medicines, and remedies, and given the time they need to heal before being set free in protected areas.
Regardless of species, age, or need, the WRR Hospital focuses on saving, healing, and setting wild animals free. Every wild animal deserves his or her chance to live their wild life.