Wildlife Waystation rescues and provide sanctuary for native and exotic wildlife. Wildlife Waystation has helped more than 76,000 abused, abandoned, orphaned and injured animals during the last 41 years. “We take the animals that other people didn’t want, or couldn’t take care of any longer, and provide them a healthy home for the rest of their lives,” said Martine Colette, Founder of the Wildlife Waystation, who has been caring for wild animals in need for over 50. Today, our sanctuary is home to 400 animals, all of which are rescues. Wildlife Waystation is a values-based sanctuary. We believe deeply that we are stewards of our planet and have a responsibility to care for and protect all wildlife species and to work to ensure the long-term survival of this small planet we all share with our wildlife brethren. Our goal is to provide services to rescue, rehab and release as many native wild lives as possible and to provide long-term care and permanent housing to those that are not able to be released. We work to create, large habitats for all of the animals that call Wildlife Waystation home. We also draw upon our experience and expertise to share about our work through educational programs and outreach to inform all ages about Wildlife Waysation. We work to explain the value of coexistence and the balance of nature and protection of wild lives. We tell the stories of the animals to explain why we are here and how the animals get here – nearly all at the hands of humans. Wildlife Waystation (WW) is located in the Angeles National Forest just north of Los Angeles. We are the oldest sanctuary of its kind in the United States. Our animals include Siberian and Bengal tigers, lions, leopards, ligers, bobcats, mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, primates, hyenas, bears, foxes, reptiles, exotic birds, birds of prey, and many more. We are also the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the Western United States. Our chimps came to us from testing in biomedical research labs.