Elizabeth's Wildlife Center was established in 1986, and became a
non-profit organization in 1999. Elizabeth Melnick, founder and primary
caregiver of the Center, is a qualified registered nurse and wildlife
rehabilitator. What first began as a rescue center from her home,
expanded into Elizabeth’s backyard with construction of aviaries and
small housing facilities.
The Center is now a fully functioning,
independent facility, capable of handling hundreds of injured/orphaned
wild birds and animals. The Center has 4 buildings that serve as
care-giving facilities. We have pre-release buildings, and a waterfowl
pond for rehabilitation purposes.
Each year we admit over 1000 birds/animals and approximately 50% are fully rehabilitated and released. Each animal that enters our facilities is assessed, given necessary treatment, rehabilitated, and if fully recovered, released to their natural environment. Our goal is to continue our Rehabilitation and Release Program. Our Community Education Program is also an intricate part of the Center.
Tours of the facilities is against government
policy. The Center receives over 4,000 phone calls per year with
questions regarding situations involving small wildlife that are
injured/orphaned. This service is provided during normal business hours,
daily from 9 am to 6 pm.
The Center offers a mutually beneficial solution for both animals and humans by providing a permanent and safe place for wildlife to be rehabilitated while at the same time educating the public. This is the only Wildlife Center in the Abbotsford area that provides this service. The Center receives animals from the local police and fire departments, the SPCA, veterinarians and residents of Abbotsford and the Lower Fraser Valley -- serving approximately 200,000 community members. The purpose of the Center is to preserve wildlife. These invaluable animals, whose natural life cycle has been disturbed by human interaction, would otherwise be euthanized.
We evaluate our success by the number of animals released, education
evaluation forms, financial support within the community, the number of
phone calls received, and volunteer involvement. Our goal is to increase awareness and
knowledge about wild animals.
To reach Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center, call (604)852-9173, or email us.
Site Design & Maintenance donated since 2008 by Metadata Consulting
MAIL BOX ONLY - NO ANIMALS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT THE MALL
P.O. Box 15015, Sevenoaks
TO DROP ANIMALS OFF FOR CARE - YOU MUST CALL FOR A LOCATION
Open daily 9am-6pm
Call for drop-off location
With your donation of $20, $30, $50 a tax deductible receipts can be provided upon request.
cost is very high to rehabilitate wildlife. The animals all have
very specific needs. Some of our expenses are:
• food /formulas
• general supplies
• electricity/heat and utilities
• laundry supplies
• garbage disposal
• cage maintenance & construction
you can donate to make a difference:
• all types of bird seed
• cat food - dry & canned
• dog food-dry & canned kitten food
• squirrel food - e.g. peanuts
• building supplies
• baby food - all types
• puppy food
• rabbit food
• laundry soap
• baby blankets
• receiving blankets
• cleaners (Mr. Clean, Lysol)
• garbage bags
• paper towels/Kleenex