According to the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, 75% of injured wildlife is caused by our human activities including fishing line and lures, nest tree destruction, power line and vehicle collisions, unrestrained pets, illegal or legal wild “pet” trading, intentional or unintentional poisonings, window collisions, and non-target trapping or shooting. In Pennsylvania, an informal survey of our wildlife rehabilitators puts this percentage closer to 95%.
Wildlife in Need Emergency Response of Pa. (WIN) is an innovative, statewide telephone dispatch
system for capturing injured, and orphaned wildlife within the state of Pennsylvania.
Although WIN is staffed by volunteers, we do incur expenses that need to be covered if we are to continue to operate and grow.
In 2019, WIN received more than 1,500 number of calls through our dispatch system. This is double the calls received in 2018. Calls in 2020 are exceeding the 2019 rates
We are seeking donations to cover the following costs of our volunteer efforts.
WIN is always in need of supplies for our volunteers. You can order online and send the supply donation to the address below. We will thank you publicly on our website and send a thank you letter.
Wildlife in Need Emergency Response of PA, Inc.
8553 Pettis Road
Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335
GAS CARDS FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS
Sheetz Gift/Gas Cards (purchase online)
Country Fair Gift/Gas Cards (purchase in-store)
Kwik Fill Gift/Gas Cards (purchase in-store)
ANIMAL TRANSPORT CARRIERS
Gentle Small Mammals and Birds (rabbits, songbirds, etc.)
Feisty Small Mammals and Birds with Teeth, Claws, Talons or Sharp Beaks
Feisty Mid-Size Animals and Birds with Teeth, Claws, Talons or Sharp Beaks
Feisty Large Size Animals and Birds with Teeth, Claws, Talons or Sharp Beaks
FLAT BED SHEETS AND PILLOWCASES FOR CAPTURE, SWADDLING AND TRANSPORT
FLASHLIGHTS AND SPOTLIGHTS (some rescues take place at night, on the water, or in very dark places), and batteries.
GLOVES (for protection from germs, teeth, claws, talons and sharp beaks)
SAFETY GLASSES (vital to protect from claws, teeth, talons and sharp beaks)
CAPTURE EQUIPMENT FOR INJURED ANIMALS (because they don't come willingly)
Northern Industries Animal Control Pole (some of our injured friends can be especially grumpy and dangerous)
Platinum Net Gun Package (an injured bird that can still fly is almost impossible to capture without a net gun)
WIN is solely run by volunteers and we rely on the generosity of our donors and sponsors to cover the expenses incurred for our operations. These include the annual cost of the dispatch system, and training and supply costs for our volunteers. You can donate below.