Appalachian Wildlife Refuge is a nonprofit that coordinates wildlife rehabilitation efforts in western North Carolina by providing care for injured and orphaned wildlife, supporting the wildlife rehabilitation network, and offering conservation education to the community.
For decades, Western North Carolina’s home-based wildlife rehabilitators have been overwhelmed, and the community has needed more resources along with a dedicated facility to bring wildlife in need.
In October of 2014, Appalachian Wildlife Refuge was established by a team of volunteers with the depth of knowledge, experience, and expertise to bring the goal of a wildlife rehabilitation facility to life. With thoughtful planning, generous support, and the extensive commitment of volunteers, the Appalachian Wild rehabilitation facility opened on July 6, 2018.
Appalachian Wild is keeping very busy providing rehabilitation to
wildlife in crisis, as well as engaging and educating the public about native wildlife.
Appalachian Wild is continuing to grow and expand. With your support, more animals in need are able to be cared for each year. If you're interested in supporting our mission, please donate today or check out our Wishlist. To see other ways you can get involved, please visit our volunteer opportunities page.