Acadia Wildlife Foundation was founded in 1994 with the goal of caring for injured or orphaned native animals and releasing them back to the wild. The care of wildlife, or wildlife rehabilitation, is done here by trained professionals with licenses from the state of Maine, and the federal government. Animals are brought to our clinic by game wardens, vets, police, marine patrol, and by many members of the general public from three counties of central, coastal Maine.
Acadia Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3) organization. There is no charge for our services. However, wildlife care, like domestic animal medicine, is expensive and we depend on donations, grants, and the help of generous volunteers to run our operations. We receive no state or local funding. Donations therefore are essential and very gratefully received. Donation dollars are stretched a long way at Acadia Wildlife; many services and materials are donated, and most of our construction is done by staff and volunteers.