Center for Wildlife Rescue, Research, and Conservation, Inc.

The Center for Wildlife Rescue, Research, and Conservation, Inc., was established as a non-profit organization in 2013 with the goal of one day having its own building. Joanne Dreeben, Gina Manzino and Loraine Izzo, recognized a great need to have a center, located in Westchester County, to assist wildlife in need. Although many wildlife rehabilitators work from their homes, it becomes increasingly difficult to properly do so without the assistance of volunteers. Additionally, those animals that need veterinary assistance, must be transported from the rehabilitator to the veterinary hospital. This transport aggravates an already compromised animal. At a center, dedicated to assisting wildlife, veterinarians can travel to the animal instead. Additionally, with the help of volunteers and paid personnel as well, the Center could rehabilitate more animals in need which is becoming more and more necessary as humans increasingly encroach on wildlife. 

Loraine Izzo, President/Treasurer and Joanne Dreeben, Secretary of the Center, are both permitted by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to rescue, rehabilitate and release migratory birds and native mammals. Together both Joanne and Loraine have over forty years experience assisting wildlife.

Gina Manzino is Vice President of our Center and also works on funding for our Capital Campaign.

Michael Woltz, VMD, Andrew Olinzock, DVM, Cookie, the veterinary technicians, and staff at Central Animal Hospital, Scarsdale, NY, treat all of the Center's wildlife who are in need of veterinary assistance.

Susan Jaffee, is also on our Advisory Committee and provides invaluable help to the Center, includng assistance with our fundraisers.


Our goal is to continue to rehabilitate wildlife but in a new, larger building with outdoor aviaries for birds of prey, song birds with outdoor pools for waterfowl, seabirds and wading birds. We hope to have the project completely funded by the Spring of 2018.

We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wildlife.

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