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Become a Supporter

Every donation we get means the world to us. While we hold all of our donors in high regard, there is a special place in our hearts for our monthly supporters. Whether it is $5.00 a month or $500 a month, your faithful generosity helps us make a difference!

Want to become a regular supporter? It's easy! You can do it the old fashioned way with a check through the mail or, if you're as forgetful as me, when you donate via PayPal, simply click on the subscribe button and set an amount for your monthly donation. Thanks so much for helping us help wildlife!

Injured bald eagle



Consider sponsoring one of our many patients or ambassadors! When you sponsor an animal here at Back to the Wild, you will receive a photo and a "Certificate of Adoption." 

Make it a gift! You can sponsor any of our patients or ambassadors in honor of a family member or friend. We will make the certificate in their name. It makes a very unique gift all while helping us help wildlife!

Click the button below for an "adoption" form. These forms can be filled out and sent back to P.O. Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824 or email it to staff@backtothewild.org. Thanks so much for helping us make a difference!


Purchase a Paver

Honor a friend or remember a loved one by purchasing an engraved paver in one of our wildlife walkways! The proceeds from every sale goes toward helping us rescue wildlife and continue our mission of education with children and adults alike.

Each paver can be engraved with words of your choice and placed in the walkway you choose. Not only will your words be surrounded by beautiful gardens and woodlands, you will also be helping us make a difference!

Click the button below to download a paver form. They can be returned to P.O. Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824 or sent to our email at staff@backtothewild.org. Thanks so much for your generosity and support!

Snowy owl release


Want to help us keep up with our supply needs? Consider donating an item off of our wishlists! From simple household needs to cage materials, there is something for everyone. 

If you are interested in donating an item from a wishlist, you can check out our Amazon account or download our Household Needs Wishlist for some everyday items. 

Want to drop the items off yourself? Give us a call at 419-684-9539 before stopping by and get a tour while you're at it!



We are always sad to hear of the passing of a loved one or friend. While donations in memory of those who have passed or bequeathments from those we've lost always leave our hearts heavy, we are incredibly honored that people are thinking of us.


If this is something you would like to consider, give us a call at 419-684-9539 and we can help you get started.  You can also donate via PayPal using this format. The deceased's loved ones will receive a card acknowledging each person who donated in their memory.

As we always say, without YOU, there is no us for THEM

Great horned owl release

Becoming a Volunteer

Staff and volunteers

Want to become a volunteer? There are a few things you should know first! Working at a wildlife center is not all fun and games. In fact, it's a lot of hard and, well, rather dirty work. But don't worry, all of that hard work pays off!

Think you're up to the task? Click below to learn more about what it means to be a volunteer at Back to the Wild and download a copy of our Volunteer Application. You can send volunteer applications to volunteers@backtothewild.org.

Keep in mind that our managing staff is also our education and animal care taking staff. That means it can take a while during the busy season for us to get back with you. Thanks for thinking of us!



You can help us help them by using programs like Amazon Smile and Kroger Community rewards!

Amazon Smile: Simply choose us as your preferred charity and every time you shop using Amazon Smile, a portion of the proceeds will go towards helping us help wildlife!

Kroger Community Rewards: If you live in our area, choose Back To The Wild as your charity of choice when you shop using your Kroger rewards card and you'll help us save animals while getting your groceries!


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