WildCare Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in the spring of 2001. Formerly we were part of the Monroe County Humane Association until they refocused their mission to just companion animal services. Our focus is on providing professional care to sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife so that they may be returned to the wild. We provide care and rehabilitation services to all native Indiana wildlife species, with the exception of deer. We also strive to help protect the next generation of wildlife through our education and community outreach programs.
WildCare holds permits through the Indiana DNR, USDA, and US Fish & Wildlife Service. We do not receive any State or Federal funding, and rely only on donor support to save the lives of injured and orphaned wild animals.
We provide treatment for up to 3,000 animals per year and have taken in over 25,000 animals since we incorporated in 2001. Roughly half of our intakes are wild birds and reptiles and half are wild mammals.
We do approximately 75 educational outreach programs reaching up to 3,000 people each year!
WildCare Inc. has very limited staff, and mostly relies on volunteers who generously donate their time to help feed, clean, and ensure the best quality of care for our wild patients. Each animal is evaluated by our Team Leaders who specialize in that particular species. Team Leaders determine the course of care for each individual animal; those care plans are then implemented by our volunteers and Animal Care Technicians (staff). Day to day operations are overseen by our Center Director.
WildCare is governed by a Board of Directors composed of community members and licensed rehabilitators.