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ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

At WRSOS, we believe that wildlife and humans can live together successfully. We stand in solidarity among the provincial wildlife guardians in Saskatchewan and are dedicated to minimizing wildlife suffering due to human interaction. We relentlessly advocate for the wildlife that has no voice and bring attention to regulations and by-laws that require significant revisions and updates.

 

Our enduring vision to build a supportive network across the province continues with our Wildlife 911 Hotline ready with year-round support and in-depth knowledge in the proper handling of wildlife, ensuring everyone is well-informed in different scenarios.

 

As wildlife rescue experts makes us a trusted source of information to motivate and inspire others to join our path to successful coexistence and provide wildlife with a second chance through the constant promotion of understanding and respect.

The WRSOS has over 200 volunteers and four paid summer student employees. We work with 20 veterinary clinics that volunteer their services free or at a reduced rate, and 10 provincially licensed wildlife rehabilitators province-wide. The demand is growing rapidly across the province; our Wildlife 911 Hotline took over 4,000 calls last year!

Saskatchewan’s provincially licensed rehabilitators can accept a wide range of animals. From hawks, falcons, waterfowl and songbirds to bats, skunks, foxes and everything in between.

THE MISSION

The WRSOS is committed to protecting wildlife and their habitat, improving conservation awareness, and facilitating access to specialized care for wildlife in need. We are determined to reduce and prevent human-wildlife conflict through public education. We achieve our goals through our wildlife emergency hotline, wildlife rescue efforts and community outreach.

Our mission statement: The WRSOS is dedicated to fostering rehabilitation of wildlife and their eventual return to the wild, and to promoting the understanding and respect for wildlife issues.

OUR PURPOSE

  • To conserve and protect wildlife and their habitat.

  • To prevent the unnecessary removal of wildlife from their natural habitat.

  • To prevent accidental injury or illness to callers or wildlife.

  • To provide information and education to the public about wildlife issues.

  • To provide rescue and transportation for the wildlife that needs help.

  • To ensure the return to the wild of medically assisted and rehabilitated wildlife.

OUR BOARD

The Board of Directors consists of 7 individuals with a variety of expertise, who focus on governance and oversees the organization’s activities. We aim to have a diverse representation on the board each year, including veterinarians, social workers, wildlife rehabilitators, scientists, teachers, conservation officers, and accountants.

OUR TEAM

Our Management Team is composed of 6 individuals who focus on the planning and execution of our programs and objectives. They lead various aspects of the organization’s operations.