Imagine you are flying over Boulder. The land is scattered with small bodies of water and Boulder Creek winds through town, looking like a icy black runway. As a large bird that has been migrating all day, you think one of these places might be a great spot to fish and rest. You begin to descend onto the ice but right as you are about to dip your webbed toes into the chilly slush, you realize this is not water at all. Your feet come to a halt…

Greenwood remains OPEN for wildlife rehabilitation. Our management team is watching the progression of the fires. We are ready with a plan to ensure the safety of our wild patients as well as our staff and volunteers. If you are bringing a wild animal to the center, please check road closures by clicking the link. Stay tuned to Facebook and our website for more updates. For more information on evacuation orders already in place, view this Boulder County Map.

Many concerned community members have been calling us wondering how to help the local wildlife that might be fleeing from wildfires currently burning over 320,000 acres in Colorado. Rightfully so, the large plumes of smoke have been blocking out the sun and raining ash into our neighborhoods, a scary sight indeed. While wildfires undoubtedly have been much larger and more intense than the recent past, wildlife are used to these natural events. Still, there are things we can do to make the journey a little easier on the…

Our 3,000th patient came to Greenwood on a hazy October morning here in Colorado. She was a young Fox Squirrel that had become orphaned at some point a few days prior. She was hungry and scrawny, barely weighing 3 ounces. When our rehabilitator retrieved her from the bucket her rescuers and brought her in, he noticed fleas jumping off of the little runt’s fur. He carefully scooped her up and coated her in flea powder, then placed her in a neat crochet nest. Before she could be fed,…