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ABOUT US

ABOUT US

We are a registered, non-profit organisation that is provincially and federally permitted to operate across the province of Saskatchewan. Since our founding in 2006, we have built a supportive network of dedicated volunteers who help us provide hotline, rescue and transport services.

At WRSOS, we believe that wildlife and humans can live together successfully. Our goal as an organisation is to facilitate the well-being of wildlife. We stand in solidarity among the provincial wildlife guardians in Saskatchewan and are dedicated to minimising wildlife suffering due to human interaction.

OUR EXPERTISE

At WRSOS, we are wildlife rescue experts, providing insights and knowledge regarding the care, handling and welfare of wildlife. WRSOS is the "go-to" provincial group for reliable and dependable information.

We proudly operate as one of the province's most trusted resources when our wildlife needs the best opportunity to survive and return to the wild. With this goal always in mind, we promote understanding and respect for all Saskatchewan wildlife, as well as the education needed to build a sustainable environment for wildlife and humans.

OUR MISSION

The WRSOS believes that wildlife and humans can live together successfully. We stand in solidarity among the provincial wildlife guardians in Saskatchewan and are dedicated to minimising wildlife suffering due to human interaction.

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.

We provide assistance to wildlife in need, and the people who encounter them, through our wildlife hotline, trained and experienced hotline educators and field personnel 365 days a year.

The WRSOS has over two hundred volunteers and four paid summer student employees. We work with twenty veterinary clinics that volunteer their services free or at a reduced rate, and ten provincially licensed wildlife rehabilitators province wide. 

 

We provide public education regarding the need for intervention, how to manage a range of wildlife situations and how to prevent or resolve human-wildlife conflict issues. We not only improve wildlife protection but also raise wildlife conservation awareness in Saskatchewan through our hotline, website and events.

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.