Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center’s Mission is “To preserve & protect our region's native wildlife by providing rehabilitation services and education to raise public awareness of the factors that threaten its abundance and diversity.”
Animals We Help:
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center depends upon volunteers for a wide variety of tasks, and because the animals here depend on us for their very existence, we do ask for a serious commitment from our volunteers. If you are interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities, please call us for an application. Volunteers can help the animals in a variety of ways! Call us at (631)728-WILD. An application will be sent to you and a staff member will contact you for an interview.
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If you can’t give your time, please consider making a donation of cash, securities, real estate or personal property, such as automobiles or collectable items, which we can sell at our annual auction. Memorials to loved ones, or to a beloved pet, can also be made by dedicating a cage or building, or by purchasing engraved bricks which will be used to create the walk around the hospital complex.
All efforts are greatly appreciated!
Virginia (Ginnie) Frati is the Executive Director and Founder of the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center. She is a retired secretary/administrator for the Suffolk County Department of Public Works. She is a member of the National Wildlife Rehabilitator's Association, the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Association, and the New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. Ginnie has successfully completed the IWRC Basic Skills Seminar and the IWRC Advanced Skills Seminar. She is a N.Y.S. Certified Euthanasia Technician, N.Y.S. Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator (Class 2) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Permit Holder for the Rehabilitation of Migratory Birds. Ginnie is also a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Permit Holder for Possession of Live and Dead Specimens.
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the rehabilitation of wild animals impacted by encroachment of humans on their habitat. It is a grass roots organization that grew from a few concerned friends to a group of over 1000 members and supporters. The center is a full-time professional wildlife hospital staffed by licensed rehabilitators, biologists, animal behaviorists and volunteers. Over 100 people have been trained to assist in wildlife rescues. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is located on Munn’s Pond Park through a cooperative licensing agreement with Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. The center is situated on a greenbelt of public land parcels totaling several thousand acres and stretches from Tiana Bay to Peconic Bay located on the eastern end of Long Island, NY. This is a unique and irreplaceable ecosystem consisting of salt and fresh water wetlands, pine barrens, deciduous forest and meadowland. It is the perfect setting for a wildlife rehabilitation center. The hospital is designed exclusively for wild animals. Unlike a veterinary hospital, there are no ambient noises or smells to stress the wildlife that are recovering within. The Wildlife Rescue Center receives over 10,000 calls each year for information or assistance with wild animal encounters. We also provide educational programs to local elementary and secondary schools. Students from local colleges participate in cooperative education programs and internships. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center annual operating budget exceeds $350,000, almost all of which comes from the generosity of people like you. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.