Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. started in Lincoln in 1979 by a lady who wanted to help rescue wild animals. We have permits from Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the US Fish and Wildlife Serivce in order to care for the wildlife.
We care for all wild animals that are native to Nebraska except for raptors, skunks, and deer. Our organization is completely volunteer based. All of the donations that we receive from the public and membership dues is used to care for the wildlife.
We are in-home rehabbers, which means that we care for these animals in our homes and backyards. We receive phone calls throughout the state of Nebraska asking for assistance for animals that have been injured or orphaned. We also try to educate the public in understanding the habits of the wildlife, living in harmony with them, and deciding whether the animal really needs to be rescued.
When we receive animals, they are cared for by our wildlife rehabbers until they are able to be released back into the wild.
Here are some recent rescue stories: