The Wildlife Rescue Team (WRT) was founded in 1979, and is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers. The WRT is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned and injured Nebraska wildlife, with the ultimate goal of returning the animal to its natural habitat. Additionally, WRT provides educational programs to help teach the importance of the ecosystem, and the role of the Wildlife Rescue Team in their community. The Wildlife Rescue Team has received national recognition, and is a three-time winner of the national “Take Pride in America” award.
If you have come across an injured or orphaned animal, the WRT website maintains an FAQ page, where Nebraska residents can learn the correct steps to take to assist the animal. If you are not sure if an animal needs rescue, their website also has valuable information about when to, and when not to rescue an animal. Keep in mind that WRT does not have an actual facility; the animals are cared for at the homes of WRT volunteers.
How can you help? You can join the Wildlife Rescue Team by becoming an active member or a non-active associate. You can volunteer to help on one of their committees, provide a monetary donation, or supply any of the items on their published wish list.