Centre Wildlife Care (CWC ) is a 501c3, non-profit, tax-exempt, licensed organization dedicated to caring for injured, orphaned, sick and displaced wildlife for the purpose of releasing them back into the wild. Professional care is provided to 1000 mammals, birds and reptiles per year. Wild animals are not only accepted from Centre County, but also surrounding counties, other areas of the state and other rehabilitators. CWC also provides educational programs with live animals to the public.
CWC is located between Port Matilda and State College at the base of skytop mountain. The clinic area is located in the basement of a family home. Pre-release housing for the wildlife is located on 15 acres of woods on site and other locations.
CWC is run by volunteers and is funded solely by donations. The director and founder, Robyn Graboski, is a trained and Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator and has been rehabilitating wildlife since 1988. Robyn is licensed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Federal Fish and Wildlife Service and the USDA.
Centre Wildlife Care, (CWC) takes in wild mammals, bird and reptiles. Animal care volunteers help feed the animals and clean cages. Most volunteers help 2-4 hours per week at the center with animal care. Some volunteer more hours. The times that one would volunteer would vary depending on CWC's needs and the volunteer's schedule. We ask that volunteers work the same shift on a weekly basis if they choose to do animals care. We can also use volunteers for other tasks such as fundraising, animal transport, errands, grant writing, painting, computer work and other misc. tasks. We also need help building/repairing outside pre-release enclosures to prepare the animals for release. Other than animal care, this is our greatest need right now.
CWC has part time and full time internship positions available for the summer semester at our facility located in Port Matilda, 10 miles from Penn State main campus. Since CWC is a small rehabilitation facility, interns would be involved with all aspects of the rehabilitation process, which includes physical exams, care, feeding, cleaning, medical treatments, releases, etc. Interns would gain experience handling birds, mammals and reptiles. The possibility exists for interns, depending on their interests, to concentrate on particular projects. It is not required to do the internship for credit.
Phone: (814) 692-0004 - Hours 8 am to 8 pm daily
Pager: (814) 278-5586
For more details: http://www.wildaboutanimals.net/index.html