History, Mission & Values

Mission

To rescue and provide a safe habitat for wild animals using sustainable resources; to promote coexistence between humans and wildlife; and to educate the public about the preservation of wild animals and their ecosystems.

What we do

We seek to rescue native wild animals that were injured or orphaned in the wild and are unable to be released after rehabilitation or wild animals that have been deemed a nuisance or threat to public safety due to habituation and would otherwise be euthanized. We will also provide a safe haven for animals that have been kept as pets, used for entertainment or from non-reputable animal parks and attractions and have nowhere else to go.

Our habitats will mimic nature to allow every animal to feel free and provide enrichment features appropriate to each animal’s needs, allowing them to pursue their natural behaviors.

We educate the public about the natural history of native species with a focus on human-animal relationships and how we can coexist. Wild Paws does not breed, buy, or sell animals, and believes wild animals should not be kept as pets.

Who we are

Wild Paws Midwest Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of wild animals. We are a collection of animal lovers passionate about protecting our resources for today and beyond.

Our team has over 20 years of animal keeping experience collectively, includes an experienced and passionate veterinarian, a board of directors that have all volunteered or worked for numerous years at other animal organizations, and a variety of talented volunteers all bringing their broad expertise to this organization.


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