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Help us "Make Way for Ducklings" through a tax deductible donation today!

Spring Wildlife CollageAs the buds on the trees swell and the warmth of the sun becomes stronger on our skin, wildlife begin turning their focus from winter survival to spring nesting. Amazingly after spending the winter thousands of miles away, "frozen" underground, or foraging and hunting for scarce food, our resilient wildlife are once again ready to build nests and raise young.

Roads, cars, domestic pets, fishing line, and pesticides add non-natural challenges to an already difficult feat. Center for Wildlife stands ready each year for an influx of injured and orphaned fledgling and baby wild animals.

Our typical case load grows from 100 to an average of 250 animals receiving care! Examples of spring patients include:

  • A group of ducklings whose mother has been hit by a car as she frantically tries to move her babies through their territory
  • A nest of orphaned baby squirrels whose mother was caught by a domestic cat
  • A nestling great horned owl whose cavity nest and habitat were removed due to logging

Consider using any of the methods below to make your monetary donation today, or make your gift in person at our annual Make Way for Ducklings event (Sunday, March 30th, 11-1pm at the American Legion Post 56, Hannaford Way, York, ME).

Donations can be mailed to: Center for Wildlife, PO Box 620, Cape Neddick, ME 03902.

Thank you for your support, with no state or federal funding we couldn't do it without you!

Click on the Paypal icon below to make your preferred online donation, or call us at 207-361-1400 to make your donation over the phone today!

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The Center for Wildlife is funded almost entirely by donations and support from members of the community. We receive no state or federal funding as there is no government program or funding dedicated to the medical care of wild animals. Your donation helps support our core programs and services that provide medical care and inspire stewardship for local wildlife and the community. All donations are greatly appreciated and recognized.


Help Center for Wildlife Update our Oiled Wildlife Wash!tiny oiled songbird is washed

Each year hundreds of wild animals suffer injury and illness when an oil spill infiltrates their habitats. At Center for Wildlife we have admitted 35 birds, mammals, and reptiles for petroleum exposure since 2005 alone. Although we think of oil spills as the large ones happening off coast, smaller spills can and do happen more frequently. Will you help us update our outdated and faltering oil washing and retention systems so that we can be there for wild animals like these that have no place else to turn?

Center for Wildlife plays a critical role in treating oiled wildlife in Maine as 1 of only 2 centers listed in the Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plan. Prompt, careful cleaning removes toxic oil. Contaminated rinsewater is stored on-site for later removal, but the system we have (especially the storage drums) is outdated and unsafe and must be replaced with a modern one. We are often the first defense in case of a spill, in the event of a large-scale spill, the state of Maine would rely on us for the treatment process and to work with a national contractor to scale up efforts. Click here to learn more and to donate to our project on A gift of any size can help us reach our goal!

100% of funding for this project will go directly toward updating antiquated equipment to be sure we are ready to treat wildlife before a spill occurs, and before it's too late for the animal.


**New** Annual Business Sponsorship flying squirrels

Announcing our new business sponsorship opportunities at the Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels! Your business can now support our work caring for over 1,600 injured animals, and providing assistance to over 12,000 callers to our Wildlife Assistance Hotline annually. Sponsor benefits include: release certificates for employees or clients, website, Face-book, and e-newsletter promotion, copies of our Ambassador Series children's books, a live animal presentation for your employees, and more. We'd love to team up with you!

Click here to learn more and register online today!

Click here to download our informational packet or to send in your sponsorship by mail

Planned Giving
Planned Giving- Zipper and Friend
Many people often consider donating through a charitable bequest or legacy gift, especially when the state of the economy can make monetary donations challenging. Charitable bequests not only help to fund our general operating expenses, but can offer long-term financial sustainability, and ensure that we can carry on our work for generations to come. In addition to bequests, it is possible to support the Center for Wildlife through:

  • Bequests (Gifts by Will)
  • Securities
  • Charitable-Lead Trusts
  • Charitable-Remainder Trusts
  • Life-Insurance Policies
  • Real Estate Gifts

For detailed information on our Planned Giving options please click here, or email us at


Medical Clinic and Education Center Capital Campaign

Learn more our become involved in our clinic expansion! Medical Clinic Sketch

Demand for Center for Wildlife's services continues to grow dramatically; caring for 100 injured or orphaned wild animals in 1986, to an average of 1,600 annually. We additionally provide a Wildlife Assistance Hotline to over 12,000 callers, environmental education programs to over 7,500 participants, and provide training and hands-on experience to over 20 interns and 100 volunteers each year from a 1,200 square foot building. This project will build a state-of-the art medical clinic and regional education center.

This multi-purpose facility's primary focus will be a state-of-the-art wildlife medical clinic and environmental education center dedicated to providing medical care to a population of animals that are under served in New England. In addition to improving the quality of care for thousands of wildlife patients, this project will allow Center for Wildlife to enhance its training and outreach programs for professional staff, volunteers, interns, local wildlife rehabilitators, and the public through improved training and laboratory space. Click here to view our Global Giving campaign and learn more about this project, or email Kristen for more information on how you can get involved.

Thanks to generous donations from the Red Acre, Baldwin, Martha Morse, and Knistrom Foundations, individual donors, a private estate gift, and Woodin & Co. Interior we have laid the groundwork toward our capital campaign!

Be a part of this milestone in our history by donating online below or mailing a check to:

Center for Wildlife, PO Box 620, Cape Neddick, ME 03902.


CLYNK for Crittersbird tracks

Support local wildlife and habitats in more ways than one! CLYNK is a Maine recycling company with a unique and innovative bottle redemption system offered exclusively in Hannaford supermarkets in Maine. Center for Wildlife now has a CLYNK account, and when you drop off your recycling you can donate all of the income from your returns to Center for Wildlife! All proceeds will go directly toward food and care for our many patients. Click here to learn how to get started today!


We have a new way of giving! Click on the logo to find out about our Wheels for Wildlife Program...

Wheels for Wildlife

Or, use any of the methods below to make a monetary donation. We couldn't do our work without you!

Donations can be mailed to: Center for Wildlife, PO Box 620, Cape Neddick, ME 03902.

Click on the Paypal icon below to make your preferred online donation, or call us at 207-361-1400 to make your donation over the phone today!

Paypal- Click "donate" and enter your own amount


Paypal Option 2- Select an amount then click "pay now" to make your donation today!
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Thank you for your support!

The Center for Wildlife is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  All donations are tax-deductible.