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Donate, Adopt and More!

Freedom Center for Wildlife receives no local, state, or federal assistance. Your contributions make a big difference in the lives of hundreds of animals.
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When Should You Rescue?

When Should You Rescue?

It's often difficult to determine whether a wild animal is in need of help or not. Intervening too soon can be dangerous. Find out what to do.
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Helping Animals for 15 Years

Helping Animals for 15 Years

Through rehabilitation, education, and research, we strive to increase public knowledge and appreciation toward wildlife conservation.
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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

Spring Reminders

Spring Reminders
Rehabilitation centers all over the country are now dealing with lots of baby animals. You can help in many ways just by knowing when to intervene and when to leave the animal alone. Here are some tips to remember. Fawns Fawns are left alone by the mother for many hours at a time. If you see a young fawn alone, laying down in the grass, look to see if it has flies around it. Look at the ears-are they folded over, and is the fawn crying or struggling to b

Tularemia: Rabbit Fever

Tularemia: Rabbit Fever
Tularemia, or rabbit fever, is caused by the bacteria Francisella tularensis. The organism was named for Tulare County, California where initial studies were performed on native populations of ground squirrels. This is a disease that anyone handling injured or orphaned wildlife should be aware of. (more…)

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

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...

Fall Hawk Migration

Fall Hawk Migration
From now until the end of November, the Atlantic Flyway will be a busy place. Thousands of migratory birds will pass through this region on their way to warmer temperatures and better food sources. This region is between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, where air currents are favorable for flight. The mountains provide updrafts created by the wind bouncing off their surfaces. Because most hawks soar, they need the updrafts provided by temp...

Oktoberfest is Here!

Oktoberfest is Here!
Freedom Center for Wildlife is excited to announce Oktoberfest, where all proceeds will benefit our center! Click here to purchase tickets. When: Saturday, October 8 Where: Flying Fish Brewing Co. 900 Kennedy Blvd, Somerdale, NJ Come enjoy some craft beer and authentic German cuisine from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Flying Fish Brewing Co. You’ll also have the chance to meet some of our animal ambassadors, participate in a tricky tray auction, and tak

Anthropogenic Causes of Wild Bird Mortality

Anthropogenic Causes of Wild Bird Mortality
Part 12 - Summary and Conclusion In our last eleven segments we covered 19 human-related causes of wild bird mortality (by-catch, domestic cats, collision mortality, methane gas burners, oil spills, pesticides, power lines, wind farms, trash, acid rain, oil and wastewater pits, horseshoe crab harvesting, disease, invasive species, renewable energy, coal mining, lead poisoning, hunting, and wildlife trafficking). Our objective for this series had been t