Fellow Mortals is a professional wildlife hospital that cares for injured and orphaned wild animals brought to the hospital by compassionate members of the community. Treated animals include songbirds, waterfowl, hawks, eagles, owls, rabbits, red and grey squirrels, opossum, woodchucks, beaver, and many other species. Over 35,000 wild animals of more than 100 species have received care over the past 26 years, with an average of 60 to 70 percent fully healed & returned to the wild
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Wisconsin is home to an amazing wealth and variety of natural creatures, from the majestic great horned owl to the petite cottontail. Each year, many of these wild animals will confront misfortune, injured by a vehicle or perhaps orphaned by someone's pet. Some of these injured and orphaned creatures will be lucky enough to be found by compassionate people and brought to Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital, where they will be cared for with the hope of their eventual release back into the wild.
How will this project solve this problem?
Fellow Mortals is a wildlife hospital that provides care for all species of wild birds and most species of wild mammals, open 365 days a year at no charge to the public. Staffed by four licensed and experienced wildlife rehabilitators and assisted by veterinarians and student interns, the hospital provides professional, compassionate medical care for 1,500 to 2,000 wild animals each year, returning 60-70% to the wild. Numerous unreleaseable animals live at the hospital and foster orphaned young.
Potential Long Term Impact
Fellow Mortals is more than a place; it is a living philosophy based on the belief that encouraging compassion in humans toward all life brings out the finest aspects of our humanity. Fellow Mortals provides an irreplaceable service to wildlife, as well as the opportunity to educate and inspire people in our communities how to live harmoniously with wildlife in their backyards. Fellow Mortals strives to continue to reduce the numbers of animals admitted through community outreach and education.
Total Funding Received to Date: $21,257
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $3,743
Total Funding Goal: $25,000