St. Francis Wildlife's Adopt-An-Animal Program

Think globally, act locally: Take a wild thing under your wing.

Between March and October, St. Francis Wildlife will rescue 2,000 orphaned baby birds and mammals. Baby birds, bunnies, raccoons, fawns, foxes and more arrive at our door every day! Babies require around-the-clock TLC and huge quantities of special foods. When you adopt an orphan, your adoption helps finance the care, feeding and medical treatment necessary to care for these helpless babies.

Or choose a permanently disabled bird of prey, a member of our Wild Classroom education program (choices below). Your adoption of a disabled raptor will help finance the care, feeding and medical treatment of this education bird.

Benefits of adoption

If you choose to adopt an orphan, the new parent receives a print with a collage of baby photos and specific information about how to help orphaned babies and other wildlife. Below are photos the adoptive parents will receive:

Orphaned Wild Babies - Adoption Fee, $50

Cottontail Bunny

Grey Squirrel

Barred Owls



Screech Owl

If you choose a disabled bird of prey, the new parent receives a color photo of your chosen bird, his or her personal history and general information about the species. Choices are below:

Disabled Raptors - Adoption Fees below each photo

Red-tailed Hawk

Great Horned Owl

Barred Owl

Screech Owl


Mississippi Kite

All new parents also receive a personalized card and an adoption certificate, our quarterly newsletter Wildlife Matters for one year and each parent will be acknowledged in the next issue.

Looking for a unique gift for wildlife lovers?

Unlike ordinary gifts, yours will be appreciated all year long. Simply fill in the Adoption Form and mail with your check.

An Excellent Hands-on Environmental Activity for School Children

Many teachers and scout group leaders have found that involving children in raising money for a wild orphan or for the care of one or more of our permanent residents is an excellent hands-on lesson in wildlife conservation.



 St. Francis Wildlife Association