Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
ORPHANED WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER INCORPHANED WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER INC
Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating any local wildlife that finds itself in our care. Without the compassionate people who make our work possible, we couldn't have saved all the lives that we have over the last... Read more
Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating any local wildlife that finds itself in our care. Without the compassionate people who make our work possible, we couldn't have saved all the lives that we have over the last 25 years.
Founded in 1990, the Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center (OWRC) has helped rescue over 20,000 animals. Located on R.G. (Doc) Wexler’s three-acre home in Calvert county, the Center rescues all animals - from mice to deer to porpoises. OWRC operates under a strict "no-kill" policy and will help any animal. The public and local veterinarians refer forty to sixty percent of the animals; the remainder of the animals come in from animal control, the local police, and concerned private citizens. OWRC is one of the only facilities in Maryland equipped to rescue wildlife in the Chesapeake Bay. Sea turtles, osprey, and pelicans are among the water wildlife seen by OWRC.
OWRC receives and helps rescue over 1,600 animals a year with a 94% success rate due to the efforts of dedicated veterinarians and volunteers. We are a 100% volunteer organization. There are zero funds available for wildlife rescue and rehabilitation from county, state, or federal sources in the state of Maryland. We solely rely on individuals like you to support our work. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of you who make our work possible.