From Rescue to Release
Ohio Wildlife Center
Support for Ohio Wildlife Center will help their wildlife hospital continue to treat injured animals in central Ohio.
Ohio Wildlife Center has rescued, rehabilitated, and provided medical care for injured, orphaned, and ill wildlife for 37 years. It operates the state’s largest donation-supported wildlife hospital.
As central Ohio’s population expands, requests to help wildlife continue to grow. In 2020, the wildlife hospital assessed and treated 8,105 wildlife patients from 166 different species—the most in the organization’s history. These patients required a thorough emergency veterinary exam, which can include x-rays, IV fluids, head and eye assessments, and lab testing. Each comprehensive veterinary assessment and emergency treatment for a severely injured patient can average $250 or more.
"Our Wildlife Hospital assessed 8,105 patients in 2020. The care that we are able to provide at our veterinary hospital is an essential part of the rehabilitation efforts for each animal to reach a successful release back to its natural habitat."
—Dr. Melinda Marksz, DVM, Chief Veterinarian
Support for this Better Together project will help cover the costs of emergency veterinary exams and assessments for 25 severely injured animals. These funds will provide the tests, treatments, and medications the animals need for a full recovery. Help the wildlife hospital at Ohio Wildlife Center continue to respond to the growing need to treat injured animals in central Ohio.
We are Better Together!
"For 37 years of operation, Ohio Wildlife Center has delivered care with compassion, and guided the public with knowledge and expertise. We've cared for more than 140,000 animals since 1984, and requests for our help rise each year. The needs are great, and community support is critical so we can respond to all wildlife emergencies."
—Stormy Gibson, Interim Executive Director
Foster awareness and appreciation of Ohio's native wildlife through rehabilitation, education, and wildlife health studies.