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Back To The Wild®
P. O. Box 423
Castalia, OH 44824
Contact Person: Mona Rutger

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WHO ARE WE?

BACK TO THE WILD® is a Wildlife Rehabilitation & Nature Education Center located in Castalia, Ohio that is currently receiving over 2,500 injured, orphaned and displaced wild animals each year. Every effort is made to return an animal "back to the wild," however, if the animal is permanently disabled and not releasable, it may be kept for use in educational programs under special Federal andState permits. However, there are no tax moneys or government funds available to assist the center, so our costs and the success of the center are possible thanks to many volunteers, gifts, and donations.

WHY IS AN ORGANIZATION LIKE BACK TO THE WILD® NEEDED?

Wildlife rehabilitation is a much-needed service in our community, as there are very few licensed centers throughout Ohio. Calls are received daily from frustrated citizens who are relieved to finally find someone who can help in a wildlife crisis. Before reaching this center, they have first contacted local police and fire departments, veterinarians, wildlife agencies, and park districts; only to find that none of these places are equipped to care for an injured wild animal.


A volunteer gives a struggling bird some much-appreciated food!

WHAT ANIMALS ARE HELPED BY BACK TO THE WILD®?

All sorts of animals ranging from hawks, owls, deer, foxes, rabbits, squirrels, songbirds, waterfowl, and even reptiles and amphibians! A complete list of birds which were assisted in 1999 is available here.

HOW CAN WE LEARN FROM BACK TO THE WILD®?

We're also committed to teaching future generations of the great need to preserve and protect our wildlife and our environment. On field trips, children encounter nature close-up, viewing seldom-seen birds, wildflowers and insects and observe as captured birds are banded and released for scientific research. When requested, presentations are given at school assemblies, in classrooms, and community organizations.


BACK TO THE WILD® Home Page

BACK TO THE WILD® wildlife rehabilitation center in Castalia, Ohio.

BACK TO THE WILD® home page URL is:
http://backtothewild.com/


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