Ellijay Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary
Our mission is to promote not only the protection of wildlife and habitat, but also the importance of conservation issues as they relate to the quality of human life. To accomplish this, we strive to achieve the following objectives:
1. To help preserve the delicate balance of local ecosystems and minimize man’s negative impact on area wildlife, we medically care for orphaned and injured indigenous animals and prepare them for release back into the wild. When release is not possible, we provide appropriate habitat areas for them to live the rest of their lives in safety and comfort. These animals are then shared through our education programs.
2. To provide the youth and adults of our community with hands-on educational and recreational experiences that will foster a lifetime of care and respect for America’s wildlife and natural resources.
3. To help save the Eastern Panther from imminent extinction by housing the premier captive breeding and research facility in the country and by working toward repopulating this species in appropriate wilderness areas throughout the east.