Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of Louisiana

A nonprofit organization

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$5,000 Goal

Your financial support saves lives! In 2020, WERLA cared for more than 1,100 animals. The need for wildlife rehabilitation and conservation education has increased at a rapid rate in recent years. Now, more than ever, wildlife rehabilitation and education is crucial to the health of our world. The average cost for our facility to provide these services is approximately $130 per day or $40 per animal. Last year, fundraising efforts covered a little more than half of these costs. Without generous donations from caring community members and businesses, WERLA will struggle to continue providing wildlife rehabilitation and conservation efforts.

So what is the actual work that WERLA does? WERLA has removed hooks and foreign objects from animals, provided medical care for head trauma, assisted with mending broken bones, and raised countless species of baby animals after being displaced or abandoned, only to name a few. We see all Louisiana species coming through our doors, such as owls, hawks, raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, squirrels, opossums, beavers, rabbits, songbirds, water fowl, turtles, and yes, even American Bald Eagles. Many times WERLA is able to save the lives of animals that otherwise may not have a chance at rehabilitation and freedom.

Volunteers and staff at WERLA look into the eyes of wildlife every day, and are driven to do everything possible to help save these majestic animals. Louisiana's wildlife is worth saving, and funding for WERLA's organization is crucial to the services we provide. The privilege to restore wildlife to health and freedom is the wonder of what we do at WERLA. Give wildlife a voice! Donate today!


"This Wild Life Rescue is by far one of my favorites!!! I have brought so many bunnies, birds, and a baby raccoon over the years and have never once been turned away or told they were full... They love and care for ALL wildlife. Definitly a worthy Non profit that could use all the volunteers and donations anyone could help with. Definitly my go to when a wild life animal/critter is in need of help."
Megan Brown via Facebook Review

"If you are an animal lover this place is incredible! My wife found an abandoned baby squirrel that she was determined to save. Problem is we have no knowledge on how to care for a 2-week old squirrel. She called WERLA and they accepted the squirrel to foster and mentor back into its natural habitat. They take in all types of abandoned wildlife and provide an awesome service to our community. #NonProfitCharityoftheYear


Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of Louisiana (WERLA) is a state and federally licensed 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded to provide care for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife, with the intention of returning them to the wild. We promote education with regard to the preservation and conservation of all Louisiana's wildlife.

Organization Data


Organization name

Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of Louisiana

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Parishes Served

Bienville, Webster, Union, Sabine, Red River, Ouachita, Natchitoches, Morehouse, Lincoln, Jackson, DeSoto, Claiborne, Caddo, Bossier

Operating Budget

Under $100,000


Animals, Education, Environment & Conservation


PO Box 7462
Shreveport, LA 71137



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