A baby robin chirping for feed, an owl's big yellow eyes starring right through
you, a fawn playfully bucking and running...all are everyday events at the Blair
County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
Twenty Seven years ago as a healing process after her son's
death, Deborah O' Shell began to put her heart into helping wild animals. Over the years she worked hard to obtain the proper licenses becoming United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) licensed, federally (USDI) permitted and Pennsylvania Game Commission permitted. What started out in the beginning as a bird here and a racoon there had soon become a 24 hour a day job. Along the way Debbie did not stand alone in her love of the creatures. Family and friends had also helped her in what was soon to become Blair County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Today the center has up to fifty volunteers. Many have come and gone but none have left without feeling they had helped in some way.
What We Need & What You Get
We would like to raise up to $94,000 to help put up a fence and renovate the barn to have a wildlife park. Also, to provide sick, injured and orphaned wildlife with specialized care. Increase public awareness of the importance of wildlife and environmental issues through educational programs. Conduct research and offer captive care to wildlife species. Also, provide housing for students on credit programs at universities.
The impact is great, it doesnt just help injured animals who can't take care of themselves, but it helps the community through educating the public. Human activities are threatening the survival of many wildlife species and health of this planet. Our programs and activities are dedicated to informing the public and providing specialty care for wildlife species. Blair County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center helps the wildlife and pereserve their future. Blair County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center also impacts college students who are going into the medical or Vet field by volunteering their time, or on a credit program from Penn State, Juniata College, Saint Francis, college credit program.
Other Ways You Can Help
Our support does not come from state or federal government agencies but from donations and other private sources. Your contribution will go directly to the care and rehabilitation of our native wildlife as well as to the development of public environmental and educational programs. If you can't donate we would love for you to help by checking out our wishlist, everything in our center is donated.There is no financial support only donations! Even getting the word out to help these amazing animals and helping in our contribution to protecting, loving and healing these animals is greatly appriciated!!