Wildlife Response, Inc. (WRI) is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife through rehabilitation and education. One of the most universal challenges today in the battle to save wild things and wild places is how to bond people to the physical world in a powerful enough way to give them the motivation to want to protect and preserve it. It is especially important in our growing suburban and urban communities to increase significant associations connecting people and nature, especially where natural environments and natural experiences are less and less common. On a local level, the steady arrival of new residents to the Hampton Roads area is having a overwhelming impact on our wildlife and natural environment. As we accommodate this progression, it is essential that people who now call the Hampton Roads area home understand the sensitive balance of human and non-human populations, the affect we have on the natural environment, and the best ways in which we can coexist.
Wildlife Response, Inc. (WRI) is a non-profit (501(c)(3) volunteer organization that was founded in 1992 devoted solely to the care of orphaned, injured, and displaced native wildlife. We are dedicated to increasing awareness of wildlife rehabilitation to the public. Our organization depends primarily upon the private donations for its programs and services.
Our long-term vision is to complete the construction of the Wildlife Response and Rehabilitation Center (WRRC), which will be a central location where citizens, animal control officials and other agencies can drop off wildlife. It will also provide a redistribution center for animals where they can be triaged, then sent to permitted home-based wildlife rehabilitators. This facility will provide state of the art veterinary care, and a safe recuperation site for wildlife brought there.
We are always in need of dedicated volunteers to help us fulfill our mission. As an all-volunteer organization, we depend upon community volunteers to assist in everything from operations to hotline to building. Whatever your skill, we have a job for you!
A list of Volunteer Opportunities can be found at http://wildliferesponse.org/how-to-help/volunteer-opportunities. If you are interested in joining a committee, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org about your interest.