The local lagomorph rehabilitator at Colorado Wild Rabbit Foundation is planning to retire, leaving no one to care for bunnies from north Denver to the Wyoming border. In order for Greenwood to accommodate rising needs, we plan to build a new structure on our 2.84-acre property to accommodate the rabbits along the Front Range that need us! Greenwood has already raised the majority of the funds needed to build a new rabbit care facility, and we have started construction. Now we need your help. We need to complete…

*this information does not apply to waterfowl and shorebirds* Birds don’t abandon their young often. That is why it is important for people that are concerned about a baby bird to attempt to reunite it with it’s mother first. Mom bird knows exactly how to raise her babies so that they thrive in the wild. If the bird is bleeding, caught by a pet, or cold it might need to be brought to Greenwood. Give us a call any day from 9AM – 4PM at 303-823-8455. Otherwise, there…

Greenwood hosts several 8 and 12 week internship sessions throughout the spring, summer, and fall. The internship is meant to provide nursing experience with our wild patients and on-the-job training in basic rehabilitation skills. As an intern at Greenwood, you will get the opportunity to care for many species, including: Fox Squirrel Raccoon House Finch American Robin Mallard Canada Goose Crow Merganser Grebe Hummingbird and many more…. You will learn the protocols and best practices to care for orphaned, injured, and sick wildlife. Our licensed rehabilitators and mentors…

There are two major ways you can support wildlife with your tax refund.  By donating all, or a portion of your refund, you can aid the efforts of wildlife rehab centers that protect and preserve this state’s precious wildlife. Option 1: ReFUND Colorado You can choose to donate directly to Greenwood with the Voluntary Contributions Schedule form in your tax documents. On line 19, you will write in “Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center” along with our ID number, “20033002513“. Your contributions to Greenwood could be used for medicine, vaccines,…

On October 19th, Greenwood received a melanistic (black) fox who was badly in need of treatment. She had a severe case of mange, which was so far progressed that she could barely open her eyes. Mange is a horrific disease caused by parasitic mites that burrow into the skin resulting in itching and hair loss. It is often a death sentence for wild animals if there is nobody who can help. The disease leads to extended pain and suffering, which is a tragic way to die. When the…

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Wildlife Wednesday is Greenwood’s annual online fundraiser where we appeal to supporters to help reach a specific monetary goal. This year we raised $20,000 to renovate our outdoor fox enclosure. The updates allow us to keep injured and orphaned foxes at Greenwood longer in the rehabilitation process instead of transferring them to another rehabilitator once they are ready to be moved outside!  For orphaned foxes kits, a raised ceiling will give them plenty of room to pounce and play. We are excited to see these little hunters thrive!…

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When Greenwood gets a murder (group of Crows) it starts to feel like Halloween at the center. This isn’t because Crows are spooky, rather, our staff dons some odd additions to their typical uniforms. Masks that imitate the bird are worn when animal care staff are feeding and cleaning to prevent habituation to humans while they are in their formative stages of development. They are adorned with shiny black beaks and iridescent feathers. Sometimes you might hear a light “CAWW” from underneath their mask. Imprinting is an important…

We are incredibly grateful to have had your support this year at our tenth annual Wild Night for Wildlife. This event marked a beautiful celebration of our communities dedication to Colorado wildlife. Thank you for showing your commitment to helping the wild mammals and birds we care for at Greenwood, none of our work could be done without you! Wild Night 2018 grossed nearly $160,000, helping to rehabilitate the injured, sick, and orphaned wildlife of Colorado’s Front Range. With your contribution, we are able to take care these…

We have some exciting fundraisers to look forward to this fall! The wildlife in our care need plenty of food, medicine, and supplies in order to have the opportunity to recover and and be released back into the wild. With your support, we are able to give them that opportunity. Our next Dine Out for Wildlife fundraiser is in Arvada at Jack’s Bar and Grill. We’ll be there all day on Thursday, October 11th. Come chow down on some burgers and fries while helping support our patients at Greenwood….

The second squirrel season of the year is here! Often we have well intentioned rescuers who bring in or call about what seems to be an orphaned squirrel they have come across. Sometimes these young squirrels are indeed orphans, but fortunately that isn’t usually the case! During this this time of year, its important to be aware of how to safely handle a baby squirrel that seems to be abandoned. Young squirrels have the greatest chance at survival with their mothers. If you see a baby squirrel alone…