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ABOUT US

Since our beginning in 1984, we have treated over 44,000 wildlife patients from all over Manitoba!

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ABOUT US

Who we are

Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre has been rehabilitating injured, sick and orphaned wildlife for their return to the wild since 1984. We are a volunteer-driven, registered charity that has cared for over 44,000 wildlife who play a vital role in the ecological and biological processes that are essential to life itself. We rely on the generous support of volunteers and donors like you to rehabilitate wildlife and educate about the awareness, appreciation and peaceful coexistence with wildlife.

Rescue. Rehabilitate. Release.

Rehabilitating injured, sick and orphaned wildlife for their return back to the wild.
Educating about awareness, appreciation and peaceful coexistence with wildlife.

Wildlife Haven Veterinary Hospital

The first of its' kind in Manitoba

Wildlife Haven's newly accredited wildlife veterinary hospital is fully equipped with a full-time licensed veterinarian, diagnostic equipment, and an operating room to provide emergency care, procedures, and surgeries for sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife from all over Manitoba.

We now have the capabilities, equipment, and expertise to do diagnostic imaging, administer controlled medication and perform surgeries on Manitoba wildlife, at the Wildlife Haven Campus!

The Medical Team is now comprised of a full-time Veterinarian and several Certified Wildlife Rehabilitators, working collaboratively to implement robust medical treatment plans and pre-release protocols for each patient in care.

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37

YEARS IN OPERATION

90

VOLUNTEERS

2463

PATIENTS ADMITTED IN 2020

2555

PATIENTS ADMITTED
IN 2021 SO FAR

OUR TEAM

Zoe Nakata

Executive Director

Angie Furniss

Rehabilitation Manager

Amy Wilke

Education Program Manager

Réanne Larivière

Administrative Assistant (On Leave)

Dominique Leclerc

Development Manager

Dr. Sayrah Gilbert

Veterinarian

Kathryn Gibb

Administrative Assistant

Our Board Members

Steve Loney, President
David Hunt, Past President
Shauna Kolaski, Treasurer 
Catherine Lee
Shelley Napier
Rosa Walkter
Trevor Gill
Todd Burns
Zoe Nakata, Executive Director

OUR HISTORY

How it all started

Formed in 1984 by a group of environmentally concerned citizens who cared about the successful rehabilitation of injured, sick and orphaned wildlife, Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre was first known by the name Manitoba Wildlife Rehabilitation Organization (MWRO). Volunteers started the organization out of their backyards before moving to the University of Manitoba’s Glenlea Research Station in 1993. In 2003, MWRO started operating as the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre and in 2008 moved to a retired dairy barn in Île des Chênes, Manitoba - only 8 minutes from Winnipeg. We moved into Wildlife Haven’s first permanent home with a wildlife rehabilitation hospital and education centre three years ago.

Our Volunteers

We could not do what we do without the hundreds of volunteers that have helped us throughout the years, and we are always looking for more people to join our team!

VOLUNTEER WITH US!