The Phoenix Wildlife Center is a well-established, well-respected, community-supported wildlife rehabilitation center located in northern Baltimore County.
Operating out of Director Kathy Woods’ home full-time since 2000, we have successfully rehabilitated thousands of native Maryland wildlife. Now, thanks to your support, the Phoenix Wildlife Center is poised to expand to a self-contained building located within the Gunpowder Falls State Park. Located just one mile from the current location, the new property includes land, a house and a barn that will provide operating space, land for cages, and educational opportunities for the public.Click here for the full story on our center. Lots of helpful tips on what to do if you find a bird or wild animal. We need YOU to make our new center a reality.
The property on Sweet Air Road in Baldwin will be leased to the Phoenix Wildlife Center for $1 per year for 15 years, with a 10-year renewal clause. We have always depended upon our donors to fund our operational expenses, but the cost for the new center goes well beyond the scope of our annual operating budget. That’s where you come in. Your Capital Campaign donation will go directly to renovation of the new facility, ensuring an ongoing safe place where injured or orphaned animals can receive the best care before being returned to the wild. Please make your gift today!Phase 1. The Farmhouse
The farmhouse has been abandoned for over 20 years, and is in need of extensive renovation. We have already received many donations of cabinets, furniture and appliances, however, we still need money to restore the house to accommodate our patients. We will have 6 rooms, a kitchen, and a surgery. Would you be interested in funding one of those critical rooms?Phase 2. Outdoor Enclosures
As our patients mature, they are moved from indoor incubators to outside enclosures as the next step before release. We will create predator-safe enclosures for our recovering mammals, songbirds and waterfowl. Would you consider funding one of these outdoor enclosures?Phase 3. Barn
Thanks to our grassroots donors, the barn has a new roof! It still needs new stairs to the upper story and a new concrete floor. Future plans for the barn include two possible transition cages for a quarantine area and a learning center to train the public in the safe handling and transport of wildlife, as well as educational programs.
The Phoenix Wildlife Center is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers, who lend their time and skills in every way possible to see that Kathy can spend most of her time doing what she does best – caring for wildlife. They transport injured animals, do grocery store runs, help in the clinic and help Kathy with community awareness events in the area.
Video created by Graham Preston for his 8th grade community service project at St. James Academy.
I am a proud Phoenix Wildlife Center volunteer. In the past I have worked at the clinic, and today I use my skill set to help Kathy with marketing and support materials, including the website that provides the public with a wealth of information.
Kathy Woods inspires her volunteers and each person who brings her an injured bird or animal, and each child who gets to see an owl up close at one of her community events.
I would like to inspire you today. Help us reach our goal of $300,000 in order to move the majority of the clinic operations to the new site, where both the animals and the public can be better served.
- Cathy Evans