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Can you help us help wildlife?

We want all of our supporters to be safe and healthy! Because of this, we understand why there need to be lock downs. However, finding funding in these unique times is very difficult. If you think you are in a place where you feel comfortable with donating, please check out how you can help us continue to help wildlife!

Consider donating! What do your donations pay for?

-Medical bills

-Food costs


-Care costs (supplies, staff costs, enclosure maintenance, etc...)

-Utilities (need to keep those lights on!)


Whether it is $1.00 or $1000.00, your donation truly makes a difference. Without YOU, there is no us for THEM!!!

Found an animal? Click HERE to learn more!

Special thanks to our 2021 interns!

We want to take a moment to say an extra special thank you to the many wonderful and amazing interns we had this year! Noah, Hannah, Elise, Marissa, Gabby, Gila, Alexis, Yvette, Hali, and Ashleigh (I hope I'm not missing anyone!), you guys are the BEST!! Not only were these interns hard workers, they were also passionate about wildlife. Thank you all so much for your help and your dedication!


If you are a college student interested in our internship program, shoot us an email at

Who We Are


Back to the Wild is a 501(c)3 charity dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of wildlife as well as serving our community through education. Everything we do is only possible because of our wonderful supporters and a community that cares about the future of our planet.

Each year, we rescue around 2,000 animals and present educational programs to around 50,000 people! With a skeleton crew of just six full-time clinic technicians and educators, things can get hectic but we're here for the long-haul. 

Interested in scheduling your own program or tour? Check out our Programs and Tours page for more info! Want to help us continue our work? Consider donating! Your money goes towards helping us care for and feed our patients and ambassadors, pay electric bills, vet bills, staff costs (because it is not possible without them!), and more! And hey, come out and visit while you're at it. You get to see exactly what you are supporting!

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Contact Us


P.O. Box 423

4504 Bardshar Road,

Castalia, Ohio 44824

Telephone:  419-684-9539






By appointment only

For animal admissions:

May - October

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

November - April

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Years Day

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM