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In 2021, more than 4,000 animals were treated by Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. This is the highest number treated in recent history. Take a look at a few photos of some of our interesting wild patients throughout the year, captured by volunteer photographer Ken Forman. If you find orphaned, injured, or sick wildlife, please call Greenwood at 303-823-8455 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.

What is Colorado Gives Day? Colorado Gives Day unites all Coloradans in a common goal to strengthen the state’s nonprofits by giving to their favorite charities online. Coloradans are encouraged to join the statewide Colorado Gives Day movement by supporting their favorite causes online through ColoradoGives.org. Give Where You Live on Colorado Gives Day, December 7, 2021. What is the $1 Million Incentive Fund? Every donation made through ColoradoGives.org on Colorado Gives Day is boosted by the incentive fund. For example, if a nonprofit organization receives 10 percent…

Halloween can be a dangerous time for wildlife, given all the exterior decorations and candy wrappers laying around. Below are a few examples of ways you can prevent wildlife from becoming harmed on this spooky holiday. Candy may be a treat for you, but the wrappers it comes in are a choking hazard for wildlife. This year especially, we will see more candy bowls left out on the front porch as a Covid-19 safety precaution. If you plan on doing so, keep a lid on the bowl so…

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…