BCWR - A place to rescue and heal wild creatures that cannot care for themselves
BCWR is a local 501(c)(3) charitable non profit organization of Blair County. BCWR relies on a group of volunteers who are dedicated to caring for injured and orphaned birds, mammals and reptiles with the purpose of releasing them back into their natural habitats.
The founder of the center is Deborah O'Shell. She began caring for wild animals as a form of healing after the death of her son. What started as a bird here and a raccoon there became a round-the-clock initiative. Over the years, family, friends, local veterinarians, and interested parties have helped the solo effort evolve into a full time passion.