Our Goals

  • Successfully nurture, rehabilitate and release injured or orphaned indigenous wildlife
  • Educate the local community in environmental, conservation and habitat destruction issues as well as for the appreciation and regard for man's interaction with nature
  • Provide information & assistance to the public - free of charge - for the care of injured, orphaned, sick or displaced wildlife
Your generous donations make this happen!

Caring for Orphaned & Injured Wildlife

in Northern Mississippi since 1995

Mississippi is a haven for migratory birds and home for a variety of birds and mammals. Due to the increasing number of people moving to DeSoto County and the surrounding areas, many wild animals are:
  • hit by cars
  • injured by pets
  • poisoned
  • entangled or trapped
  • shot illegally
  • kept as pets
  • displaced by habitat destruction

Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. relies on volunteers and tax-deductible donations to continue the vital work of preserving our local wildlife. Last year the center admitted over 600 orphaned and injured native species of wildlife into care. Your support makes this happen!


Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. was formed in 1995 to meet the increasing need for wildlife assistance. Each year, hundreds of injured and orphaned wild birds and mammals are received by MWR, Inc. licensed rehabilitators. The techniques used to care for theses animals maximize their chances for survival when they are released to their natural habitat. The Director, Valery Smith, has over thirty years' experience in wildlife rehabilitation.

Wildlife rehabilitation is the care of the injured or orphaned animals with the specific goal of returning them to their native habitat. This involves emergency care, long-term rehabilitation and physical/mental conditioning for release back to the wild. It is a humane and rewarding endeavor which benefits both wildlife and people.

By caring for individual animals, volunteers at MWR are gathering information that is relevant to entire species which gives all of us a better understanding of how these wonderful creatures relate to our world.

MWR is State and Federally licensed by the MS. Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

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on September 28th, 2013
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People find wildlife in need everywhere- in their backyards, while visiting state parks, and along the roadside. When this happens, do you know the right thing to do? What is the right thing to do if you find what you ‘think’ is a wild critter in need? Click here to find out!

Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc.
9865 Green River Road Lake Cormorant, MS 38641
(662) 429-5105

Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that accepts tax deductible contributions.

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