In Alberta, wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and release back into the wild is undertaken by accredited wildlife rehabilitation facilities. Each of these is staffed by trained personnel, funded through public donations, and permitted to operate under an Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP) issued permit. It has never been part of the Mandate of AEP or the province's Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Branch to rescue, rear, and return orphaned wildlife to the wild.
Under an AEP wildlife rehabilitation permit, facilities like ours are allowed to help injured or orphaned wildlife at no cost to the government. We deliver the essential rescue, care, and rearing necessary to return wildlife back to the wild. This relationship with the government and Alberta's wildlife rehabilitation facilities allows more animals to be saved.
Below are some of the wildlife rehabilitation centres in Alberta operating under government-issued Wildlife Rehabilitation Permits. We're proud to call these centres our partners, many of whom specialize in treating a variety of different wild species.
"A simple act of kindness and compassion towards a single animal may not mean anything to all creatures, but will mean everything to one."
- PAUL OXTON, FOUNDER & CEO OF WILD HEART WILDLIFE FDN.