Our Board of Directors
Our Partners in Wildlife Rehabilitation
Born to be Wild
Since opening its doors in 1998, Born to Be Wild has been dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife with a specialized focus on Raptor Rehabilitation and Education. BTBW is home to seven Raptors whose injures rendered them unreleasable but who act as education ambassadors in BTBW's educational programs.
Services of Wickford
VSW is the veterinary practice of WRARI founder, Dr. Meredith Bird. Through her practice Dr. Bird helps hundreds of wild and domestic animals and has been an asset to the animal community in Rhode Island. VSW is a full service veterinary practice that caters to a variety of clientele including cats and dogs, as well as small animals, exotic birds and reptiles.
West Place Animal Sanctuary
Founded in 2007, West Place Animal Sanctuary provides a home to domestic farm animals that have been neglected or abused and the rehabilitation of injured and/or orphaned waterfowl and game birds like Wild Turkeys, Canada Geese and wild ducks.
East Greenwich, RI
OSVS is the leading 24 hour emergency veterinary hospital in Rhode Island. OSVS intakes wildlife when the Wildlife Clinic is closed and provides care until animals can be picked up by Wildlife Clinic staff and volunteers the following day. They also assist in providing very specialized surgical and diagnostic care to wildlife when needed.
It takes a village to meet the needs of the thousands of animals that come to WRARI for care. We couldn't do this alone and are grateful for the support of our partner organizations.
Founded by WRARI's Board Chair, Dr. Lucy Spelman, Creature Conserve is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing artists and scientists together to foster sustained support for animal conservation. Through the artists' works, the science of saving species and the importance of taking a one-health approach to conservation becomes accessible, meaningful, and relevant—and the source of positive change.