Our Mission

Fellow Mortals is more than a place. It is a living philosophy based on the belief that encouraging compassion in humans toward all life brings out the finest aspects of our humanity.

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Fellow Mortals provides excellent medical care to injured and orphaned wild animals entrusted to the hospital by the public. Fellow Mortals continues to advance treatment for the most critically injured and compromised animals admitted for care, demonstrated by a continued high rate of recovery and release back to the wild.

Fellow Mortals also attempts to limit the number of animals admitted for care each year by offering public education to prevent unnecessary injury and orphaning, thereby reducing the total number of animals admitted.

A small staff of experienced licensed wildlife rehabilitators volunteers much of their time to ensure that care is provided as needed to patients.

Through the hospital’s Wildlife Care Internship Program, Fellow Mortals also provides training opportunities for young professionals entering wildlife-related fields.

Important Notice!

If you have found an injured or orphaned animal, it is absolutely necessary that you get help from a licensed rehabilitator as soon as possible. Only a trained rehabilitator can provide the care that will enable the animal to survive and return to the wild.

For more information, please see our Wildlife Insights.

If you have found an injured or orphaned wild animal, Call us at (262) 248-5055. Leave a message on our answering machine and we will return your call.

Fellow Mortals, Inc. is a charitable corporation organized under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Our volunteer professionals provide rehabilitative care seven days a week, all year long. Fellow Mortals does not receive any funding from the Department of Natural Resources, any other government agency, or your tax dollars. Donations are the life-blood of the facility.

Fellow Mortals is licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to care for native mammals from Wisconsin, and by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to care for migratory birds from Wisconsin and Illinois.

For information about the regulation of wildlife rehabilitation & transport, please consult the following links:

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/documents/rule.pdf

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture,
Trade & Consumer Protection http://datcp.wi.gov/animals/animal_movement/index.aspx