The Center

Established in 2013, the center previously consisted of  licensed wildlife rehabilitators working privately to ensure wildlife in need was properly cared for. As of 2019,  a temporary public location  was secured and will be opening in early 2020. Staffed by licensed wildlife rehabilitators and dedicated volunteers we will be able to provide emergency care and interim housing to the wildlife in our community. Help us reach our goal of securing a permanent center!

Our Board

Loraine Izzo

Licensed Rehabilitator /President

Is a NYS DEC and Federally permitted wildlife rehabilitator and founding member. Loraine has 15+ years of experience rescuing  and rehabilitating wildlife. Although she enjoys working with all species, her specialty is working with birds of prey, waterfowl and seabirds.

Joanne Dreeben

Licensed Rehabilitator/Secretary

As a NYS DEC and Federally permitted wildlife rehabilitator, Joanne has over 35 years of experience rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife. Her expertise is in  song birds and small mammals. She has also been a docent at the Bronx Zoo for over 30 years as well.

Gina Manzino

Vice President

Gina has worked for decades in the animal rescue field. She  was also on the Board of Direrctors at the Elmsford animal shelter for 10 years. Gina's efforts at fundraising and spreading awareness about the work we do at the Center, is essential to our organization. 

Our Mission

We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife in Westchester County, NY. Our center also provides educational and outreach programs to promote the conservation of wildlife.

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