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Our Mission at Wild for Life is to provide qualified, professional care, housing and nutrition to injured and orphaned wildlife until they can be returned to their native wild habitats; as well as, educate the public regarding native wildlife, wildlife habitats, conservation and preservation of the precious environment we share.


Susie and Wild for Life were recently featured on a Never Stop Learning segment broadcast on local TV station, WLOS. Click here to watch the segment - Wild for Life, Never Stop Learning There will be a short ad before the segment begins.


bird Who we are…

Wild for Life: Center for Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. was founded out of love for wildlife and respect for the environment. Incorporated in 1999, we are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, located in Asheville, North Carolina. Wild for Life is the only established wildlife rehabilitation 501(c) 3 organization within a 50 mile radius of Asheville.

possumWhat we do…

Wild for Life provides medical, nutritional, and supportive care to wild animals that have been injured or orphaned. Our goal is to rehabilitate animals and return them back to their native habitats.

We provide educational programs, internship opportunities, and a great place for groups or individuals to complete service learning projects.

redtail hawkWhy we do it…

Wild for Life exists because of the need: the need of the animals, the need of the environment, and the need of the human community. Every individual wild animal deserves the right to complete its place in the circle of life. Most animals that come to us for rehabilitation have had some kind of negative interactions with humans (i.e. habitat destruction, hit by a car, caught by a pet, gunshot, hit by a lawnmower, flown into a window, etc.).

Wild for Life feels humans take so much away from the environment and rehabilitation is our way of giving something back. Many people want to help when they encounter an injured animal, we provide a place where they can turn and show their caring and compassion. It is one living being helping another.

groundhogsHow do we exist…

  1. Wild for life is operated by dedicated volunteers.
  2. Funding is provided by caring individuals that believe in our cause. We receive no state or federal funding.
  3. In-kind donations are received from the community.
  4. Our annual fall fundraiser provides us with additional financial support and increased visibility.
  5. We are pursuing other funding sources such as grants, trust funds, and more.
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