The DCWRE was established in 1995 to care
for injured and abandoned wildlife
and then return them to the wild.
Members of the DCWRE are volunteers
who donate their time, money and skills
to care for these animals.
The following goals are set forth in the organizations bylaws:
- To Educate the public about wildlife habits, habitats and values
- To promote respect for wildlife species throughout the state of Delaware
- to rehabilitate orphaned or injured wildlife by providing the necessary care required
to release them back into their natural habitats
- To follow the Wildlife rehabilitator's code of ethics and recognize that not all animals can be saved. Those animals that cannot be rehabilitated to a releasable condition and are not needed for educational purposes, should be euthanized as humanely as possible
- To provide continual education and training opportunities for all members so that the care offered to any animal under our responsibility is as professional as possible
*Volunteers with DCWRE are not qualified veterinarians