Messinger Woods Wildlife Care & Education Center, Inc.
South Vermont Hill Road, Holland, N.Y.

A not-for-profit corporation designed to achieve excellence in the field of Wildlife Rehabilitation

Our Mission Statement

To promote community awareness, education and instruction, involvement, understanding, appreciation, and acceptance of our wildlife in order to conserve it. To co-exist and protect each other, our natural surroundings, and all the inhabitants of our earth by education & example. To promote quality care and medical attention for debilitated wildlife in a professional hospital setting, with the goal of increasing successful wildlife releases.

What is Wildlife Rehabilitation?Coyote Pups!

Wildlife Rehabilitation is caring for sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife with the ultimate goal of release. It is performed by people who are licensed, tested and trained to care for wild creatures.

Our Goals

Messinger Woods is dedicated to funding a hospital and treatment facility strictly for wildlife rehabilitation and establishing an educational center for the benefit of all.


The idea of Messinger Woods first began in September 1996. Since then, the following has been achieved:

  • Membership has grown to over 1000 supporting individuals.
  • Messinger Woods has gained the support of famed wildlife expert Jim Fowler of Mutual Of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.
  • Over 60 acres of biodiverse habitat has been donated to Messinger Woods.
  • In-kind donations have reduced project cost from a quarter million to approximately $150,000.
  • Messinger Woods has already received the remaining cash required to complete the project and the hospital has been built.

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You Can Help!

Thousands of wild animals are helped annually across Western New York.  Currently, most of these animals are cared for in the private homes of individual wildlife rehabilitators.  Please join us in helping to build this needed wildlife hospital.  Become a part of this exciting and beneficial project.  All donations are tax deductible!

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Messinger Woods is Very Proud of the Progress We Have Made!

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Messinger Woods
Wildlife Care & Education Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 508
Orchard Park, New York  14127
(716) 345 - 4239

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