Wildlife in Crisis is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, founded in 1989 to care for injured and orphaned wildlife. Our facility in Weston, Connecticut was donated to us by an anonymous benefactor in 1990, and in the years since we've received an average of 10,000 calls about wildlife every year.
At WIC, the emphasis is on emergency medical care and temporary housing for injured and orphaned animalsâ€”not on keeping releasable animals in cages for public display. We run a nurture centerâ€”not a "nature" center.
Our habitat protection, wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education programs share the parallel goal of protecting wildlife while improving the quality of life in our community.
Because of the generosity of our supporters we feel it is important to devote ALL funding directly to the animals. No salaries are paid at Wildlife in Crisis (WIC). WIC is entirely volunteer run!
LONG story short -- I had to pick up a fox at WIC today for rabies testing. The poor thing had probably been hit by a car, then some dogs got at it and it died later in the day.
While there, I got to watch some yearlings get fed, then I GOT TO FEED THEM!!! What an AMAZING experience!!! I am still in awe.
Here are some pics of the volunteer feeding the deer: