Stories of Rescue, Rehab & Release

Below you'll find stories of courage, bravery, kindness and love to help injured, orphaned or abandoned wildlife.

We take great pride in our rescue efforts and enjoy the stories of success that come from it. Each of our members volunteer their time to answer the call when an animal is in disarray. We work together to ensure that every animal gets an opportunity to recover from their injuries within a safe, secure and friendly environment.

We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do and we look forward to many more in the future.

Icy RescueIcy Rescue

Kathleen Godwin was enjoying an unexpected Friday morning off at her Ransomville waterfront home when she glanced out the window and noticed what appeared to be duck, frozen in the packed, chunky ice on Lake Ontario.


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Unexpected VisitorUnexpected Visitor

It was another cold day in January when the phone rang. There was a nice lady on the other end explaining that she thought she had a squirrel trapped in the vent going into her hot water heater. She went on to explain that this has happened before.


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Saving MacGyverSaving MacGyver

A retired detective had found the female red tail injured in the field, unable to fly. A flurry of phone calls came into Wild Kritters – other rehabbers, Sheriff Department and concerned residents – all looking for someone to help the injured bird.


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Unexpected VisitorOut of the Drain

The neighborhood of Lasalle came together last spring when cries where heard coming from a storm drain. One of the residents called Wild Kritters to investigate. When our volunteers got to the location, they, too, heard the cries – the cries of baby raccoons.


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