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Ways to Support

Tucson Wildlife Center operates the only 24/7/365 wildlife hospital in Southern Arizona and services are free of charge to the public. Tucson Wildlife Center receives no government funding and is able to care for more than 4,000 animals a year thanks to grants and donations from generous animal lovers such as yourselves. On average, it costs more than $1,000 a day to operate Tucson Wildlife Center, providing professional medical care, quality food and expert rehabilitation for sick, injured and orphaned wild animals. If you would like to help us continue aiding wildlife, please consider supporting us in one of these ways:

Make a recurring or a one-time donation by clicking the button below. Donations help pay for medical care, food, medicine, formula, rehabilitation and eventual release back to the wild.

If you want to become a sustaining supporter to ensure animals get the best care year-round, you can schedule monthly donations by completing this form:

Our Amazon Wish List

When you are doing your shopping on Amazon, consider helping us out and buying something from our Amazon Wish List.

Dedication Bricks

Support Tucson Wildlife Center while remembering a loved one or celebrating a life event with an etched brick that will be placed in the courtyard entryway to our wildlife hospital. Bricks can be personalized with a message of your choice. Optional images can be etched as well. Bricks are $150.00. Click on the button to donate and indicate you are purchasing a brick.

Some of the animals that we rescue are unable to be released back into the wild environment. We appreciate the support we receive from the community to provide a sanctuary for these animals where they can live out their lives in comfort surrounded by staff and volunteers who love them. For more information on sponsoring one of our permanent rescues, click the link below.

In-kind Donations

We gratefully accept in-kind donations of goods and services to support our center and our work. Our wish list is updated regularly. Our current needs are listed below:

*Wish List*

  • Refrigerator
    • 21 cubic feet (max)
    • Top freezer kind
  • Chicken thighs
  • Seasonal vegetabes (needed in spring and summer) greens, potatoes, berries, oranges, apples, carrots
  • Grocery store gift cards
    • Safeway / Albertson’s
    • Fry’s
    • InstaCart
    • Sprouts
  • Gas cards (for rescue team)
  • White, unscented tissues
    • Paper towel, white
    • Kleenex
  • Toilet Paper
  • Scent and dye-free laundry detergent
  • Freezer Ziplock bags (one gallon and quart size)
  • Trash bags (33 gallon and 13 gallon white kitchen)
  • Kitchen shears
  • Bleach
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Distilled water (for the incubators)
  • Unscented kitty litter
  • Postage stamps
  • Landscaping services
  • Copier paper

** Wish list Updated March 2024 **


As a largely volunteer-run wildlife center, we are always eager to find others who would like to help us with our mission to rescue and care for sick, injured and orphaned animals until they are able to be released back to their homes in the wild.

Our largest group of volunteers work in animal care, preparing food, cleaning enclosures and occasionally handling wildlife. For a more hands-on animal experience, we operate a seasonal Bird and Baby Mammal Orphanage that allows volunteers to hand-feed baby birds, bunnies and other rodents as well as preparing formulas and cleaning cages.

Tucson Wildlife Center also offers opportunities for volunteers to education the community about the important work we do and how they can peacefully coexist with the wildlife in their neighborhoods.

In addition, we always need help in the office, at the intake reception desk, answering phone calls and maintaining the property.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, click on the link below.

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