Our Mission
Ohio Wildlife Center is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of Ohio’s native wildlife through rehabilitation, education and wildlife health studies.

Ohio Wildlife Center (OWC), is a premier non-profit wildlife rehabilitation organization, and is nationally recognized as an authority on native Ohio wildlife issues.  Every year, almost 5,000 injured, orphaned and sick wild animals, representing over 100 different species, are admitted to our emergency facility.  OWC is also the only wildlife center in Ohio equipped with immediate and continual veterinary expertise and services.

Over 200 students, seniors and caring citizens actively participate in animal care, outreach programs, hotline operation and fundraising events.

Since its founding in 1984 Ohio Wildlife Center has: 
  • Admitted over 70,000 wild animals in need into our wildlife hospital
  • Provided educational experiences to 1,000,000 children and adults
  • Responded to over 550,000 wildlife hotline calls
  • This has all been made possible by the donation of over 650,000 hours of dedicated volunteer work.