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:
The goal of Watkins Wildlife Rehab is:
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.
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.
Volunteer- Always looking for people to volunteer time to come to WWR to help animals on a weekly basis, especially in Spring when it is busy.
Please call or email to schedule pick up or drop off of donations.
*Donations can be tax deductible.
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Monday - Friday: By Appointment Only
Saturday - Sunday: By Appointment Only