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Committed to Ethical, Compassionate and Professional Wildlife Rehabilitation
A Living Philosophy based on the belief that encouraging compassion in humans toward all life brings out the finest aspects of humanity.


“…I'm truly sorry man’s dominion
Has broken nature’s social union,
An’ justifies that ill opinion
   Which makes thee startle
At me, thy poor, earth-born companion,
   An’ fellow mortal…”
Robert Burns, 1785


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If you have found an injured or orphaned animal, it is absolutely necessary that you get help from a licensed rehabilitator as soon as possible — Only a trained rehabilitator can provide the care that will enable the animal to survive and return to the wild.

For more information, please see our Wildlife Insights.

If you are in southeastern Wisconsin or northern Illinois, and need immediate help, call us at (262) 248-5055.

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Every year, thousands of wild animals are injured or orphaned as a result of human activities. Their legs are broken by fishing line, their wings are fractured after colliding with a car. They sustain head trauma from hitting windows and are poisoned after eating insects and plants treated with pesticides and herbicides. During spring and summer, newborns and infants are orphaned when their parents suffer any of these injuries.

Fellow Mortals
W4632 Palmer Road
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147
Tel. (262) 248-5055

Established in 1985 and incorporated in 1991, Fellow Mortals is one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation facilities in Wisconsin. Fellow Mortals admitted more than 2000 birds and mammals in 2006, with the majority of them successfully rehabilitated. Our release rate varies from year to year, depending on the age, species, and condition of the animals admitted. All critical care is done on-site, and our figures include animals which were either dead or dying on arrival – or which required euthanasia shortly after admit.

Please Note:
Unless otherwise indicated, All Site Content is Written by and Copyright © 1988-2012 by Yvonne Wallace Blane, Rehabilitation Director of Fellow Mortals, Inc., who devotes much of her “spare” time to writing about the experiences and insights she has gained from her years of dedication to the animals and the people who care about them. For permission to quote from or link to this site or any of its content, please Contact Us.

We're Here Because You Care

Top-rated Non-profit Fellow Mortals, Inc. is a charitable corporation organized under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Our volunteer professionals provide rehabilitative care seven days a week, all year long. Fellow Mortals does not receive any funding from the Department of Natural Resources, any other government agency, or your tax dollars. Donations are the life-blood of the facility.

Fellow Mortals is licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to care for native mammals from Wisconsin, and by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to care for migratory birds from Wisconsin and Illinois.

All Site Content Copyright © 1988-2012 by Fellow Mortals, Inc.
Site Designed and Maintained by Carl Wallace

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