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Mission Statement

The mission of the Wildlife Waystation is to rescue and provide sanctuary for native and exotic wildlife both nationally and internationally.


Wildlife Waystation was founded by Martine Colette in 1965 and incorporated in 1976, the Wildlife Waystation is located on 160 acres in the Angeles National Forest in Southern California. Helping care for over 400 exotic animals 24 hours a day is exciting and rewarding. To become a volunteer you must initially go through orientation, go to our website and fill out the application. https://wildlifewaystation.worldsecuresystems.com/deeds/volunteerThe volunteer orientation is usually held on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 to Noon.

Since 1976, WW has helped more than 76,000 abused, abandoned, orphaned, and injured animals. These include Siberian and Bengal tigers, lions, leopards, ligers, jaguars, mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, camels, primates, hyenas, bears, foxes, reptiles, exotic birds, birds of prey, and more.

WW receives no funding from federal, state, or local governments, but is supported solely by private donations, foundation and corporate grants, bequests and animal sponsorships. The sanctuary is staffed 24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week by a professional staff and highly trained and dedicated volunteers.


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Would you recommend Wildlife Waystation?

by Rachel B. (2017-01-25 10:45:37.0)
The Wildlife Waystation loves animals. It is a very rewarding place to volunteer. You get to be up close to these beautiful animals and help enrich their lives. The staff is super friendly. Plenty of volunteer opportunities both with the animals and in the office. Highly recommend!
by CRAIG B. from SYLMAR, CA (2010-03-15 10:27:03.0)
Volunteering here is a great experience!
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