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You can help the animals, too.

Educating oneself on animal issues is the most effective manner in which to help animals of all species. Anyone unable to obtain specific information on any animal-related topic is encouraged to contact the Wildlife Orphanage, Inc., Wildlife Assistance Hotline (219)362-6999, or e-mail us at

Give of yourself for the betterment of all. Not everyone, of course, is able to provide funding for all worthy causes, but there are other simple ways in which you can begin to make a difference:

  • Volunteer at your local animal shelter or wildlife rehabilitation facility.
  • Network with other like-minded individuals -- as there truly is power in numbers.
  • Set aside a portion of your property, no matter what the size, for wildlife. (For additional information, please visit: )
  • Do not participate in or attend events which utilize animals for entertainment or profit
  • Monitor how your legislators are voting on key animal-welfare issues and vocalize your disappointment or satisfaction – VOTE ACCORDINGLY
  • Analyze your diet to determine what animals, if any, were harmed in the process
  • Do not purchase clothing and accessories which are made of animal by-products
  • Live your life in a manner that reflects respect and compassion for all creatures -- make your children proud and others who believe differently, uncomfortable with their position!


We have need for the following items:

  • Building supplies to construct cages and make necessary repairs
  • Fencing
  • Kitten and puppy formula
  • Dog and cat food
  • Transport vehicles
  • Heating pads
  • Cages and carriers for dogs and cats
  • Office supplies including computers and a digital video camera
  • Towels, flannel bedding and receiving blankets
  • Lightly used household items for the annual rummage sale
"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight."
- Albert Schweitzer
Please note that many corporations have a matching grant/giving program for employee contributions to any 501 © 3 nonprofit organization. If you believe that your employer may be interested in this type of program, we encourage them to contact Wildlife Orphanage directly.

Adopt a species program

Helping Orphaned Animal Babies and Injured Animals

You can adopt a species…

Here’s how:

The Wildlife Orphanage encounters all types of wild animals in the course of the year. You can learn about one of these species through our adoption program. Each species that you adopt will have a true story form, with accounts of our experiences with the special guests that our organization has helped.


The money from the program will go towards food and care for all the orphaned and injured animals. It will also help to fund the operating costs of our non-profit organization.

Collect all eight species, and you will become one of our Wildlife Orphanage Angels. Species include: Foxes, raccoons, squirrels, deer, coyote, skunks, woodchucks, opossums. Angels will receive a copy of the book Wild Neighbors - The Humane Approach to Living with Wildlife, from The Humane Society of the United States.

"When a man’s love of finery clouds his moral judgment, that is vanity. When he lets a demanding palate make his moral choices, that is gluttony. When he ascribes the divine will to his own whims, that is pride. And, when he gets angry at being reminded of animal suffering that his own daily choices might help avoid, that is moral cowardice."
- Matthew Scully

Anyone wishing to make a monthly pledge in support of non-releasable animals used at our facility for educational purposes is urged to contact Wildlife Orphanage at: (219) 362-6999 or

Animal rescue isn’t possible without caring people like you!

Please send your name, address, phone number and email address along with the species that you wish to sponsor. Make your check or money order for $35.00 payable to Wildlife Orphanage, Inc.

Or, for your convenience, you can make a secure online donation by clicking on the button below.

Your small, yet sincere, thank you gift(s) will be received in 2-4 weeks. We will do our best to send it out as we receive each request. Thanks so much for your support.

A new home for Freddie the fox

Our organization recently built a permanent home for a blind, non-releasable, red fox named Freddie. Although sight-impaired, this extraordinary animal has proven to be a valuable asset to the animal world.

He has appointed himself as a surrogate father to three orphaned red fox kits, whose parents were both killed on the roadway.

When he first arrived, it was clear that he would be a permanent resident. A red fox without eyes would have a hard time surviving in the wild. He may have been blinded by ammonia that was sprayed in a field. One thing is certain; his inability to see has not affected his spirit.


The kits and Freddie were keenly interested in one another from the beginning. Separated by fencing and a door, they all paced the length of the divide until it was decided to open the door of the pens, so that they could meet.

When the barriers were removed, it was such an inspiring moment. Freddie immediately assumed the role of dear old dad by grooming and feeding his youngsters.

Freddie and his adoptive children are doing well, and anxious to move into their larger enclosure.

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Wildlife Orphanage, Inc.
Dedicated to the Welfare of Native Wildlife
Post Office Box 0945
Chesterton, IN 46304
(219) 362-6999