About Us

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Public Events

Check out some of our upcoming public events! From fairs to festivals to open houses, there is a little something for everyone. For a list of open-to-the-public programs for 2019, give the butterfly below a little poke. Not too hard though, don't want to squish him! Don't forget to check back often as new dates are added all the time!

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Back to the Wild is a licensed wildlife rehabilitation and education center in Northwest Ohio. Every year, we rescue an average of 2,500 animals affected by human carelessness and development. To help preserve the future of these amazing animals and this amazing planet, we also work hard to educate the public. Every year we speak to over 50,000 people, kids and adults alike, about conservation and wildlife. Okay, now that we've got the numbers out of the way, let's get to the fun part: We love what we do! Educating the public and rescuing wildlife is a passion all of Back to the Wild's staff and volunteers share. We want to share that passion and excitement with our community while helping secure the future for many generations to come. Want to meet some of our wildlife ambassadors and learn more about what you can do? Check out PROGRAMS AND TOURS to schedule your tour today!


​Without YOU, there is no us for THEM!

You can help us make a difference. Our wildlife patients and ambassadors require visits with our veterinarians, specialized diets, and constant care. All of this is only possible with YOUR help! How can you contribute? It's easy! You can donate by using our PayPal or through the good ol' fashioned snail-mail, purchase an item off of our Amazon Wishlist, or donate any household items listed on our Needs Document. Check out our GET INVOLVED page for even more options on how you can help. Thanks so much for your support!

Make checks payable to Back to the Wild, INC

Mail to P.O. Box 423, Castalia, Ohio 44824

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Contact Us

P.O. Box 423

4504 Bardshar Road,

Castalia, Ohio 44824

Email: staff@backtothewild.org
Telephone:  419-684-9539


May - October

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

November - April

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Years Day

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM



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