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Your Donation to Watkins Wildlife Rehab is tax deductible. You may donate securely online through PayPal by clicking the "Donate" Button above.

We also welcome donations by check mailed to us at:

Watkins Wildlife Rehab
HCR 62 Box 17
Sedgewickville, MO 63781

Sorry, but we can only accept credit card donations online through Paypal.

Regardless of the donation method you choose, WWR will send you a receipt acknowledging your generous Tax Deductible gift.

Watkins Wildlife Rehab


It's that time again, for fund raising for 2015. We had a very good year this year and were able to feed the animals and build a habitat to rehab beavers. This is something we could not do before. Beavers stay with their mothers for two years. With that being said our budget for 2015 is $25,000: $10,000 to feed, buy meds, etc. and $15,000 for a storage unit, 20' by 20' to store feed, baby animals and other supplies. We ended this season with $1,000 for 2015. All donations are tax deductible. If you want to give a gift in the name of someone for Christmas, just give us your address and their address. We will send the donation receipt to you for your taxes and a handwritten note to the person letting them know you made a donation in their name.


Watkins Wildlife Rehab is a nonprofit, charitable organization serving Southeast Missouri. Our mission is to respond to the rehabilitative needs of sick, injured and orphaned Missouri mammals, reptiles, birds of prey, and migratory wildfowl.

Our facility in Sedgewickville, Missouri, is staffed by volunteers and we are funded entirely by charitable donations. Our founders, John and Carolyn Watkins, have forty years of experience caring for orphaned and injured wildlife, and hold the following licenses:

  • Missouri Department of Conservation Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit #354, which provides authority for qualified individuals to take, possess, transport and hold in captivity for hehabilitation, sick or injured wildlife.
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit MB683425-0, which provides authorization for raptor rehabilitation.
The goal of Watkins Wildlife Rehab is:
  • To respond to the rehabilitative needs of sick, injured, and orphaned Missouri mammals, birds of prey, reptiles, and migratory wildlife fowl;
  • To treat, rehabilitate, and reintroduce sick, injured and orphaned wildlife into their natural habitat;
    To establish and operate a shelter and rehabilitation facility for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife;
  • To foster and promote public knowledge of an interest in native Missouri wildlife;
  • To conduct the normal functions, operations, programs and pursuits incidental to a fully recognized and operational nonprofit animal refuge.
Your Help Can Make a Difference

Do you have someone that you don't know what to buy for and they never seem to like your gift? Well why not give a donation in that person's name and get a tax write-off. Just include who you want the note sent to and their event and we will be happy to send that information on your behalf.

Watkins Wildlife Rehab receives no state or federal funding. Throughout the year, orphaned and injured animals are brought to us from private citizens, veterinarians, law enforcement and conservation agents. The cost of food, medication, and sheltered wildlife enclosures comes entirely from private sources. Your tax deductible, charitable donation will make it possible for us to care for these animals until they can safely be released back into the wild.

You may donate securely online through PayPal by clicking the "Donate" Button.

We also welcome donations by check. Mail your donation to us at:

Watkins Wildlife Rehab
HCR 62 Box 17
Sedgewickville, MO 63781

Please be advised that we can accept credit card payments only through Paypal.

Regardless of the donation method you choose, WWR will send you a receipt acknowledging your generous Tax Deductible gift.

Thank you for your interest in the work of Watkins Wildlife Rehab and for your generous donation.



Our Mission Statement

John Watkins and "The Professor"We believe that all life possesses inherent value and that human life is enriched by sharing its habitat with wildlife.

We have an obligation to respond to the rehabilitative needs of wildlife to the extent that our resources and capabilities allow and we endorse programs of cooperative planning which seek to provide services related to identified, regional wildlife needs with other organizations whose purposes or activities impact wildlife.

Carolyn Watkins and one of the many babies she fosters and releases every year.Wildlife rehabilitation should recognize the physiological, environmental, social, developmental and safety needs of an individual animal and our rehabilitative care plans will be designed to assess and respond to those needs.

Our efforts in the field of wildlife rehabilitation are enhanced by an educated, informed public and we accept and embrace our responsibility to promote community awareness of the benefits of wildlife rehabilitation and to provide educational programs and opportunities for children, youths and adults.

Our ability to provide high quality rehabilitative services to the wildlife in our care is dependent upon our own ongoing education and we will continuously subscribe to professional journals and periodicals, share data and techniques with other rehabilitators, and, where feasible, provide research opportunities for students and other professionals.

We have an obligation to select and maintain a competent, conscientious staff of individuals who are dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation and community education. We act as an advocate for wildlife on issues that impact wildlife population, heath or habitat.


Watkins Wildlife Rehab
"We Care for the Orphaned and Injured"
Watkins Wildlife Rehab • HCR 62 Box 17 • Sedgewickville, MO 63781 • 573-866-3436
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