DEDICATED TO THE CARE OF INJURED AND ORPHANED WILDLIFE IN RHODE ISLAND
Since 1993, Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island (WRARI) has been providing medical and rehabilitative care for all species of wildlife in the state of Rhode Island. Licensed by both the state and federal government, we help over 6,000 wild patients each year from all corners of the state — at The Wildlife Clinic and by our licensed home rehabilitators. We raise orphaned or injured wild babies, and assist injured adults, with the goal of releasing them back into the environment.
Since no dedicated funding exists for this endeavor, we depend on fundraisers, grants and private donations to provide for our many patients. You can be part of the solution! Your taxdeductible donation means a wild animal will get a second chance at life.
Provide medical and rehabilitative care, food, and housing to injured and/or orphaned native wild animals.
Promote communication and the dissemination of information among the wildlife rehabilitation community and to the general public through conferences, newsletters, and other educational materials.
Promote the conservation of wildlife and natural resources in the State of Rhode Island.
Promote the professionalism of licensed wildlife rehabilitators.
Work with applicable federal agencies and state agencies to assist in the development and enforcement of adequate regulations concerning wildlife.
Establish, maintain and manage a wildlife clinic and educational facility and take the necessary steps required to do so, including seeking grants and other forms of funding to purchase and/or lease a location for such facility.
OUR BUDGET AND FUNDING
Our annual operating expenses are approximately $185,000. We spend most of these funds on food and housing for our wild patients. WRARI does not receive federal or state funding because such funds are not available. We raise all of our operating funds through private donations, fundraising events, and limited philanthropic grants.
We are committed to fostering an understanding and respect for all Rhode Island wildlife, through education and practical assistance with wildlife issues. WRARI also strives to provide quality and humane care to injured and orphaned wildlife, with the goal of release back into the environment.