History

It all began in 1999 with a single female Mallard, hence the phone number (317) 902-DUCK.  Her leg had been destroyed by a snapping turtle. Our second patient was a Canada Goose and the passion began. Providence Wildlife Rehabilitation is dedicated to the care, recovery, and release of orphaned and/or injured wildlife.

Providence Wildlife admits more than 800 birds and mammals annually, including: songbirds, hawks, owls, herons, loons, coots, ducks, geese, swans, bats, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, fox, coyote, beaver, ground hogs, et cetera; however, our specialty is waterfowl. We admit avian species from all over Indiana and southern Illinois. Most of the waterfowl is received from Central Indiana, including the counties of Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, and Marion.

We receive no funding or grants and therefore rely upon public donations to help defray expenses. We are an all volunteer organization and receive no individual compensation.

~ Kristen Heitman, Founder Providence Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc.