Welcome to WILDLIFE WISHING WELL, located in ITHACA NY!
WILDLIFE WISHING WELL was founded on the idea of helping and rehabilitating injured, sick and orphaned wildlife animals in need. Ever since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is greatest and that is why we specialize almost exclusivly in RVS (Rabies Vector Species) such as Raccoons. Although fox are not considered RVS in New York State, they are in most states and we accept them also. If an animal other than RVS needs care, we help them find another rehabber or, if space permits, accept them ourselves. We are not licensed for birds but will help a bird in need to find a rehabber that is properly licensed.
2017 was a busy year and 2018 promises to be the same as we have opened the new nursery even though construction is not complete yet. Contributions are STILL needed to finish the flooring.
In 2017 we helped 239 individuals, eleven species of animals which included 170 raccoons of which most were orphans that required 24/7 feeding and other care. Other mammals included 16 skunks, one red fox, 21 gray squirrels, 2 red squirrels, 2 flying squirrels, 17 oppossums, four cottontails, four woodchucks, one white footed mouse and one box turtle. That adds up to 239 animals that, through the help of our volunteers and the donations of some wonderful citizens of New york, were able to get housed, fed and medicated as necessary. All raccoons and skunks were also vaccinated against Rabies, Distemper and Parvo prior to release back into the wild.
Our doors remain open only as long as funds allow. If you find a baby animal that needs help, it will require food, medications, and veterinary attention even if it is not injured That is why donations are solicited and appreciated. Our team is made up entirely of trained volunteers. We advocate for wildlife animals who need our help. Even a little help goes a long way. That is why we are especially happy to find new volunteers who share our commitment. If you would like to show your support for wildlife, do not hesitate to contact us. A helping hand is always greatly appreciated!
Our professional veterinary needs are supported and fulfilled by: DR BRIDGET BARRY, DVM