Patient Success Stories

Preserving the legacy of wildlife

By rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing injured and orphaned wildlife.
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animals admitted into care since our founding, representing 250 Alberta species

Our actions impact the environment and its wildlife. Our province is home to 587 wildlife species — one of the most diverse areas in the world. Wildlife health is an important indicator to the health of our environment. 

95% of animals admitted to AIWC’s care are injured or orphaned due to human activity. Wildlife is critical to our survival, and with your support, we are working to ensure future generations can enjoy the animals that call our province home.

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Patient Success Stories

Great Blue Heron

On April 27, 2023 this great blue heron came into care after becoming oiled. Animal care staff performed supportive care and ran blood tests which indicated that the heron was also suffering from an infection. The heron was treated for the infection and stabilized over the following week. 

Once stable a wash was performed on the heron to remove the oil, this is a very intensive and stressful procedure but they made it through!  After another couple weeks of monitoring the heron, another blood test was run. The infection had cleared and the heron was waterproofed! They were released back into the wild where they belong on May 12, 2023!