On the Mississippi Gulf Coast, wildlife rehabbers network and support each other with transportation, supplies, information and know-how.
Together, we promise the public that we will provide animal(s) in distress with the best individual care for their specific needs. Sometimes this means referrals to, or transfers between organizations because some groups specialize in certain species and/or may have more appropriate resources at a particular time.
There are only two (2) organizations on the Gulf Coast that possess the required Unlimited Federal Permits to rescue, rehab and release birds of prey and waterbirds. They are Gulf Coast Wildlife Rehab (GCWR) and Wildlife Care and Rescue Center (WCRC).
Below is a list of Woodside Wildlife Rescue’s (WWR) committed sister organizations.
Gulf Coast Wildlife Rehab
5550 Richmond St,
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Phone: (228) 238-5505
Wildlife Care and Rescue Center
Phone: (228) 669-2737
Central Mississippi Wildlife Rehab
940 Sam Lackey Road,
Meridian, MS 39305
Phone: (601) 917-4788
Whisper of Hope Foundation
P.O Box 2445
Gulfport, MS 39505
Phone: (228) 731-4970
Animal Help Now, through their website and free iPhone and Android apps, leverage digital technologies to immediately connect people involved with wildlife emergencies or conflicts with experts who can help.
Consider downloading their app with a nationwide network of wildlife rehabbers to have it before you need it!