The Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre has been serving Nova Scotia for nearly 20 years. We have helped thousands of injured and orphaned Nova Scotia wildlife receive the care they needed to get them back on their feet for release in the wild. We are fully permitted to rehabilitate all bird species, amphibians, reptiles, and some small mammals. Our special expertise in the rehabilitation of raptors has gained international recognition. We have the only continuous flight centre for rehabilitating large raptors in Canada, and we are one of only four such facilities in all of North America.
We are a small, grassroots organization, and we depend entirely on public support. The funds raised from all of our fundraising efforts go directly back to wildlife care. Our goals for fundraising at this time include:
Everyday supplies for the daily care and husbandry of wildlife
New outdoor enclosure(s) - we had the exciting opportunity to work with the Dalhousie University on a conceptual project in 2020, and we would love to see their design come to life in 2021 - stay tuned for more information!
Updating our existing buildings
New indoor enclosures
All of us here at the CWRC thank you for your generous support!
We could not manage without the support of our generous and loyal donors. Thank you to all those who contribute. We know there are many charities you could choose, and we really appreciate you choosing to support CWRC and the wildlife in our care.
Donate Through Canada Helps
We recommend this option as it allows you to get an email receipt immediately. If you create an account with CanadaHelps, you can log in at any time to access your charitable donation receipts. You can also click here to use the online form to donate directly through CanadaHelps.
Donate Through PayPal
You can donate directly to the CWRC through PayPal.
To receive a charitable donation receipt for PayPal donations, please include your full mailing address. Receipts will be issued for all donations of $20 or more with a complete address and for donations less than $20 by request.
Donate by Cheque
You can also donate by making a cheque payable to the “Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre” and mailing it to:
Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
2220 Irwin Lake Road
RR #1, Brookfield
United Way Workplace Campaign
Did you know that you can donate to CWRC through the United Way Workplace Campaign? Simply list CWRC as your designated charity and provide our Charitable Registration Number:
89583 7912 RR0001
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The CWRC uses a number of items on a regular basis, and donations of these items are just as important as monetary donations.
Our donors make our work possible, and we are deeply grateful.
We set up our Amazon wishlist to make it easy to donate a particular item.
As you can imagine, it takes a LOT of food to keep hungry mouths full. Food items are always gladly accepted and put to good use. Items such as eggs, plain yogurt, fresh and frozen fruit, fresh and frozen whole fish, shrimp, seeds, suet, and dog kibble are appreciated. Ziploc bags are used to store food products.
Housing and Bedding
Every critter that comes into care requires an enclosure with appropriate bedding. The CWRC accepts items that can help keep each enclosure as clean and comfortable as possible. Items such as towels, sheets, blankets, pillowcases and newspapers (no flyers please) are used regularly for smaller enclosures. Soft sided, collapsible play pens and reptariums can also be utilized for housing. Heated water bowls, tip-proof shallow dog dishes and other small dishes are also appreciated. Large tree limbs, shrubbery and fresh cut brush can be used to mimic a patient's natural environment. Corrugated plastic greenhouse panels, hardware cloth and astroturf is used for general maintenance and repairs to existing enclosures.
Constant cleaning is a big job at the CWRC and for a variety of very good reasons. Unscented laundry detergent, clear garbage bags, paper towels and Dawn dishwashing detergent are just a few of the everyday items that the CWRC uses. These items are always appreciated!
Operating a registered charity and multiple public outreach campaigns require a lot of administrative work, including paperwork. Printer paper, envelopes, and postage stamps are always a great donation and certainly put to good use.
The CWRC frequently purchases supplies from the following stores and always appreciates donations in the form of a gift card:
Coop Farm Store
Visit our on-line store featuring all of your favourite designs! So many options including T shirts, baby onesies, notebooks, travel mugs, stickers, postcards and more! There is something for everyone’s budget, and each purchase supports CWRC.
Be sure to click on ‘shop all products’ below each image on our RedBubble page to explore the variety of options for each design.
Safe Release Sites
We are always looking for wildlife friendly release areas. If you own property that you think might be suitable or have some suggestions for safe release areas please let us know. We make every effort to return animals near to where they were found. Sometimes this is not possible due to habitat destruction or other hazards and the next best option is suitable habitat that they might thrive in.