CITIZENS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF WILDLIFE, INC. (CPW)

Welcome to Citizens for the Preservation of Wildlife (CPW). CPW is an all-volunteer organization. We provide waterfowl rescue and rehabilitation to injured, orphaned, displaced, or at risk waterfowl. Our volunteers respond to thousands of calls each year from local counties, states, and nationally. The Center has State and Federally Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitators, who maintain a current required Permit to rehab Migratory Birds.

The Centerís Waterfowl Rehabber provides rescue to injured waterfowl, triage on seriously life and death matters to waterfowl, and rehabilitates all waterfowl. Volunteers spend all their free time responding to incoming calls, conducting rescues, transporting injured animals to Vets and Hospitals, and assisting with the care and maintenance of the Aviary where wildlife is sheltered and rehabbed until released back into their habitat, and to their family.

IF YOU HAVE FOUND AN INJURED, ORPHANED, OR AT RISK WATERFOWL, PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE DO NOT KEEP THE ANIMAL, SUCH AS AN ORPHANED GOSLING OR DUCKLING (THIS HAS DRAMATICALLY INCREASED), AND RAISE YOURSELF. YOU ARE DOING SEVERE HARM TO THE GOSLING OR DUCKLING. YOU WILL CREATE IMPRINTATION, WHICH IS REMOVING THE FEAR OF HUMANS, TRAINING THE NEWBORN TO DEPEND ON HUMANS FOR EVERYTHING, AND TEACHES THE ANIMAL TO NOT RECOGNIZE IT IS A WILD ANIMAL. IMPRINTED WILDLIFE RARELY WILL SURVIVE WHEN PLACED WITH ITíS OWN KIND. IT IS A FEDERAL OFFENSE TO TAKE POSSESSION OF A WILD ANIMAL WITHOUT A PERMIT TO REHABILITATE THE ANIMAL. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL REHABBER WHEN YOU FIND ANY INJURED, ORPHANED, OR AT RISK ANIMAL. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO LOCATE A REHABBER, TAKE THE ANIMAL TO YOUR LCOAL VET HOSPITAL OR ANIMAL SHELTER. PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME YOU CAN "FIX" THE INJURY. A TRAINED, EXPERIENCED REHABBER NEEDS TO TAKE ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF CARE AND TREATMENT OF THE ANIMAL.

The Rehab Center is supported solely through your donations and is NOT government or corporate funded. If you find this site or the services of the organization helpful, please consider making a generous donation. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by Federal Law. Please mail your contribution to:

Citizens for the Preservation of Wildlife, Inc. (CPW)
P.O. Box 1504
Fairfax, Virginia 22038

Injured animals are always in need of dedicated, committed people to donate their time and skills to helping them recover and get back on with their lives. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact: Robin McClary at (703) 897-0340, or e-mail to rmcclary@preservewildlife.com

THANK YOU

 

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