Gold Country Wildlife Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer organization, dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife.
Gold Country Wild Rescue is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release of injured and orphaned wildlife while promoting human awareness of wildlife and the ecosystems we share.
Gold Country Wildlife Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer organization, dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. We are permitted through the California Department of Fish & Game, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Located at 11251 B Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603, we have been serving the local community for over 25 years, and do so at no charge.
Each year our trained volunteers help thousands of injured birds and mammals return to the wild.
We receive no public funding for our work, and offer our service for free. We depend on donations, grants and fundraisers to continue our important work.
A wildlife rehabber is a unique individual that contributes his or her time and money in an effort to help injured or orphaned wild animals return to the wild, healthy and free.
Wildlife rehabilitators wear many hats. During the course of a single day wildlife rehabilitators function as:
Animal caretakers: Wildlife rehabilitators care for wild animals indigenous to the region in which they live. They are specially trained individuals who provide immediate and long-term-care to sick injured or orphaned wildlife.
Nutritionists & Behaviorists: Many of the young animals/birds that come in for rehabilitation are orphans. Without parents to teach them, the youngsters must rely on a combination of the rehabilitator and natural instinct to fill in the blanks of life for them. Wild ones have to know what they are, and how to survive when they are released to the wild.
Emergency Medical Technicians: Wildlife rehabilitators are not all veterinarians. It is also true that most veterinarians, unless they are wildlife veterinarians, are not wildlife rehabilitators nor are they equipped to handle wild species. Wild animals have very different needs than domestic animals. The focus on caring for wild species is to keep them wild so they will return to the wild.
Naturalists: Wildlife rehabilitators have to know and understand many habitats for release considerat