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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.


In spring 2019, we announce our move to the Equine Business Center at 4270 Georgetown Road in Lexington. This new location has enabled 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. 

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.
Thank you for your continued support!


Kentucky Wildlife Center Team

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