Oktoberfest 2018

Oktoberfest 2018
Join us at the 2018 Freedom Center for Wildlife Oktoberfest fundraiser! Where: Flying Fish Brewing Company 900 Kennedy Blvd. Somerdale, NJ 08083 When: October 12th 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Support a great cause while having fun and meet our animal ambassadors and hardworking team of volunteers! The money raised during this fundraiser event will be used to repair our avian enclosures, which are suffering from wood-rot. We will have official FCW merchan

It’s Almost Summer!

It’s Almost Summer!
It has been a strange spring for us here, and for the animals. One day it’s hot, the next cold. The rain has seemed relentless, and with all the rain comes an increase in mosquitoes. Bad for us, but good for the bats! In between caring for our orphaned and injured patients, we have been trying to keep up with repairs to several enclosures that have been damaged from the weather this year. Rotting wood, washed-out gravel floors, leaking roofs, rusted locks ...

My “Wild” Summer

My “Wild” Summer
When researching wildlife rehab centers to intern at this summer, FCW was definitely not what I had in mind. I imagined being surrounded by a few other interns and volunteers in a big facility, doing mostly grunt work - like cleaning cages, and scooping poop. After spending a summer at FCW, however, I could not imagine working in a bustling environment like that. There were times when being the only intern or volunteer on some days was difficult, like when...

Become an Awesome Volunteer!

Become an Awesome Volunteer!
Busy days, we all have them, but at Freedom Center for Wildlife these are our busy months! We are into baby season and already the days are full. As the weather gets warmer our workload increases with every baby squirrel, orphaned nestling bird or injured animal brought to the center. There is a lot that goes into caring for our wildlife patients, whether they are with us for a few days or months. It’s more than just making sure they are fed. Depending on ...

It’s Time for the FCW Baby Shower

It’s Time for the FCW Baby Shower
Spring is here, and we've already begun receiving orphaned and injured babies! During the Month of May, please donate supplies to Freedom Center for Wildlife's "Baby Shower." Anything from the wishlist below would be very helpful as we feed and care for all the babies we have and will receive. Baby Shower Wish List Gift Cards from Amazon, ShopRite, Lowes, Home Depot, That Pet Place, Wild Birds Unlimited Aspen or Pine Bedding Paper Towels Fa

Season’s Greetings from Freedom Center for Wildlife

Season’s Greetings from Freedom Center for Wildlife
As another holiday season begins, we at Freedom Center wish to thank all of our supporters who have made a difference in the lives of animals across southern New Jersey. Without you, we would not be able to fulfill our mission and accomplish the work needed here in our area. Over the years, we have received most of the more common animals seen at wildlife centers, including squirrels, opossums, rabbits, groundhogs, raccoons, ducks, geese, songbirds, owl...

The Benefit of Counting Birds

The Benefit of Counting Birds
Freedom Center for Wildlife volunteer Allison McClure recently published an article in The Huffington Post titled, "Counting Birds: Over a Century of Citizen Science." The article highlights three important projects, including the Christmas Bird Count, Project FeederWatch, and the Great Backyard Bird Count, in which tens of thousands of people participate every year. The combined data from these citizen science projects help researchers understand factors