IOW is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, permitted by the State of California Department of Fish and Game, and the U.S. Department of the Interior. We became incorporated in 1987.
We are located in and serve the Santa Clara Valley. We receive wildlife calls from outside our home area and occasionally from out of state. Over 85% of the wildlife in our care is due to some unfortunate impact by man.
By caring for and treating animals in our homes, we are able to keep costs down. Volunteers do not receive a salary or compensation for their time. However, funding is needed for food, special formulas, cages, outside enclosures, medicine and occasional veterinary care. Such care can sometimes extend into months.
We care for wildlife 365 days a year in low stress environments. This safe environment enables us to release a higher percentage of animals back into the wild. Thanks to private donations from individuals we are able to do so.
Rehabilitating wildlife in homes seven days a week for their ultimate return to the wild.
Bush Tits - 12 days later
Marbled Godwit - stabilizing wing fracture
"5 0'clock shadow" squirrels