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 ...

Getting Ready for Fall and Winter

Getting Ready for Fall and Winter
We always breathe a sigh of relief when fall approaches, and we congratulate ourselves for surviving the spring and summer baby season. However, there really is no “down time” in wildlife rehabilitation. Some local wildlife still think it’s time to have babies, like squirrels, rabbits, and the occasional dove or pigeon. But for the young born in spring, the autumn months test their skills at finding food and shelter, usually the first time without their mo...

Why I Volunteer

Why I Volunteer
Growing up, I always wanted to be a veterinarian. I would watch the vet shows on Animal Planet. I also had a small zoo in my house- dogs, cats, fish, parrots, hamsters, and an iguana. I've always loved animals and I wanted to take care of them. I found out that you needed to be in college for a long time to become a veterinarian and my dreams were crushed. It seemed too long to be in school and I wouldn't be able to afford it. Fast forward to present da...