Wildlife baby season is upon us, so, we wanted to let everyone know what has been going on behind the scenes here at the Kentucky Wildlife Center.
The Kentucky Wildlife Center began in 2006, in one room of Founder and President, Karen Bailey’s house. In 2014, the center expanded into an abandoned garden center on Leestown Road. Since that time, we have continued to grow, and our determination to help Kentucky native wildlife, to provide community outreach, and to assist other wildlife rehabilitators has become central to our motivation.
So, it is with great excitement that we announce our move to the Equine Business Center at 4270 Georgetown Road in Lexington. This new location will enable us to expand our existing operations as well as provide more robust community outreach programs.
It is our hope to save as many animals as possible, and to provide larger, more natural enclosures for the animals in our care. We also strive to meet the needs of our community. We regularly receive inquiries about public tours, education programs, and rehabilitator training. The new location will give us the ability to safely provide these programs, as well as provide additional community outreach on a much grander scale.
Because the Kentucky Wildlife Center is not publicly funded, we rely solely on donations from kind hearted individuals that also believe in our mission to rescue and rehabilitate Kentucky’s native wildlife and to improve the welfare of wildlife through education. Our goal is to be the benchmark that concerned citizens look to for guidance on best practices when coexisting with wildlife. We sincerely believe that we can make a positive impact for native wildlife and for the habitats in which we all share.
Every life that we touch, both human and animal, makes a difference.
If you are wondering how you can help us with the transition to the new facility, we accept monetary donations here: http://www.kywildlife.org/donate/
If you would like to donate your time, we are currently accepting volunteers! Please fill out an application here: http://www.kywildlife.org/volunteer/
Thank you for your continued support!
Kentucky Wildlife Center Team