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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!!!

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



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. While our goal is always to release these amazing animals back into their native habitats, those who are too disabled to get to be free again become ambassadors and help us to teach about wildlife and conservation.

Each year, 30,000 to 50,000 people get to meet our ambassadors and educators to learn about how we can better care for our planet and native wildlife. Community outreach is so important! Want to be part of our mission? Click HERE to learn how you can make a difference or HERE to learn about our programs and tours! As always, without YOU, there is no us for THEM!

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Contact Us


P.O. Box 423

4504 Bardshar Road,

Castalia, Ohio 44824

Telephone:  419-684-9539







By appointment only

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

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