Our mission is to provide people a place to bring native wildlife struggling to survive with the goal of releasing healthy individuals back to nature.
WildCare admits and treats over 7,000 wild animals of over 140 different species annually. Most of our wild patients have been injured or orphaned as a result of human activity as they try to cope with increasing urbanization of their natural habitat. Common reasons for admission include being hit by cars, attacked by cats and dogs, shot, window collisions, poisoning, yard work accidents, and unnecessary trapping. WildCare has 250-850 patients in care at any given time and is open to admit new patients 365 days a year.
Our mission is supported entirely by donations from caring individuals like you. Making a contribution will help ensure that there will always be a safe place for Oklahomans to bring wildlife in need.
WildCare believes that all species be it a sparrow or eagle, skunk or bobcat, turtle or even human all play an important role in keeping our ecosystem healthy. For this reason, WildCare accepts and treats all species with the same care and respect.
“Since childhood I’ve been attracted to wildlife, and I have a soft spot for injured or orphaned animals. I feel sorry that their habitat is decreasing. Terrible things happen to them usually technology induced, that they can’t control. Sometimes when I look at what we have and are doing to the planet, I feel apologetic for being human. We cause a lot of damage. WildCare doesn’t receive cottontails that have been half eaten by a hawk. The hawk gets them which is fine. That’s the way it is supposed to be in nature. But we humans have created a lot of unnatural obstacles for wild animals and the least we can do is pick up the pieces. This is my way of saying I’m sorry for being born human, but let me help those that are not.”
~ Rondi Large, WildCare Executive Director