Who is WildCare?
WildCare is a non-profit organization dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation, located in Noble, Oklahoma. It was cofounded in 1984 by Rondi Large and O.T. Sanders, two dedicated volunteers who have led WildCare for 35 years of growth and success. In 2020, Rondi and O.T. retired and WildCare welcomed it’s new Executive Director, Inger Giuffrida.
Since opening, over 100,000 wild animals have passed through our doors. Over 7,000 patients representing over 140 different species are treated annually thanks to thousands of willing rescuers and dedicated supporters. Visit our Facebook page to learn about past and current patients.
Where Are We Located?
WildCare sits on seven acres which includes many outdoor enclosures and the new Golden Family Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center. The Center is a 5,200 sq ft Center building which includes admissions, and education room, veterinary clinic, commissary, office space, dorm rooms, isolation suite, reptile room, and separate nurseries for birds of prey, predatory mammals, small mammals, raccoons, songbirds, and cottontails. The outdoor facility includes 13,400 sq ft of mammal enclosures and 26,100 sq ft of aviaries tucked into natural Oklahoma habitat. To view photos and learn more about our facility, visit our facility page.
The team at WildCare includes the director, a small paid staff of wildlife rehabilitators, a veterinarian, seasonal animal care interns, and OU work study students. In addition, we are thankful to have over 14,000 hours of hard work put in by dedicated volunteers annually. For more information on volunteering and other ways to help, visit our volunteer page.
WildCare Foundation was officially incorporated in 1994 and approved as a tax-exempt non-profit IRS 501(c)3 organization in 1995. Although licensed by state and federal agencies, WildCare does not receive any government funding. We are supported entirely by donations from caring individuals like you.
WildCare has been in operation and licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for rehabilitation of native Oklahoma wildlife since 1984. In addition to the state license, WildCare also possess the following permits which allow work with migratory birds:
- Permitted Special Purpose Wildlife Rehabilitator 50 CFR 21.27 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1991
- Permitted Special Purpose Possession – Educational 50 CFR Part 13 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1991
- Permitted Bald or Golden Eagles Special Purpose Wildlife Rehabilitator, 50 CFR 13.12 (a) and 50 CFR 22.21 since 2003