Grit & Grace Wildlife Rehabilitation was born from my heart and from my love of all animals, both domestic and wild. I have been rescuing and rehabbing animals for much of my life (40+ years). It wasn’t until 2017, and with the rescue of an orphaned fawn, that I realized the great need for wildlife rehabilitation. I acquired the education and the licensing that same year, and Grit & Grace Wildlife Rehabilitation was born. In 2019, we were blessed to become a 501c3 non-profit. “We” are a team of myself, my husband, my elderly mother in law, my children, two other totally amazing rehabbers, and several wonderful volunteers.
We rescue, rehabilitate, and release back into the wild, Kentucky’s native wildlife mammals. We receive wild mammals of all ages and species. These animals come to us as orphaned, abandoned, injured, ill, and displaced. They range in age from a few hours old to adults. However, our biggest majority of intakes come to us as newborns or just a couple days/weeks old. I would estimate that around 90% of our intakes are victims of human intervention… meaning they were the victims of human afflicted injuries or accidents (whether accidental or intentional) leaving them orphaned, injured, sick, or abandoned. We’re just trying to give them back what humans have taken away from them.
We receive absolutely NO government funding or help of any kind. We are 100% volunteer based and operated, and run solely on donations or from our own pockets. Kentucky, as with all the other states, offer no help or funding in any way, to wildlife rehabilitators.
Your support and contributions will enable us to help these animals. Your generous donation will fund our mission. We can't do this important work without YOU! Please help...
BIG news... The Taylor Giving Fund has offered to do a matching fund campaign for us! They have agreed to match donations (dollar for dollar) up to $5,000.00!!! So, your gift will have double the impact!!
This is HUGE because as you all know, we desperately need more space. Since we've not been able to secure a larger piece of property from which to operate, we've decided to add a larger building (double in size) to what we already have in order to give us the room that we need to care for the animals. And, it will have a separate entrance of its own (separate from our personal driveway) which will be a blessing. The building will be delivered next week, and this matching campaign can go a long way in helping us pay for it!!
We take in and rehab hundreds of animals each year, but we're bursting at the seams and we want to make sure we have enough room to say yes when you call needing help with a wild animal. This larger building (once completely finished inside) will allow us to do so.
If you've ever wanted to help (or know someone who might) this would be the perfect time because whatever you give will be doubled! Just think of all the lives you will help to save!
I've added a photo of the building and where we are going to place it once it arrives next week. Once we get it set, we'll need to get to work finishing out the insides of it (another added expense) to get it ready for this years intakes.
If you're able to help us with this project, we GREATLY appreciate it. Our Facebook page has a donate button, and we also have a PayPal link on our website. If you're not able to donate at this time, please share our post/website so that it can reach as many as possible. Baby season is coming soon!! Thank you, friends of wildlife. ❤
This is the new building that we were able to purchase and finish out the insides.... all thanks to our wonderful donors!!
Special Thanks to Keith Sandy and Melinda Fields (The Taylor Giving Fund) for helping make this a reality. Much love!
The porch might be my favorite part! Thanks to Michael and Ann for building it for us!
This is our new clinic room inside the new building. This is where the animals will come for triage when they arrive into care.
Inside the clinic room. This clinic room alone is as big as the whole building that we were working out of before purchasing this new building. Praise Jesus!
This is our new intake room. We never had an intake room until now. Blessed beyond measure!
This is our "very old" fence sign that I made back when GGWR was still just a dream in my heart.
Photo credit: Our sweet neighbor Taylor took this beautiful photo.
Check out this great video of our 2022 season...