Justine (Illinois)

Wildlife in crisis has inspired me to lead a more compassionate life and to take greater action for the conservation and protection of our local wildlife. The internship provides a rare glimpse into the lives of animals whose presence we often take for granted. Every animal that comes through these doors has its own story and hardships, and being tasked with their care not only gives any student of veterinary medicine or aspiring rehabilitator the methods necessary to become a skilled animal caretaker, it also opens your eyes to the private lives and struggles of these beings that are living alongside us in our communities and neighborhoods. Whether you are pursuing a career in wildlife care or otherwise, this work is deeply rewarding and will lay the groundwork for anyone who wants to become an advocate for animals and the environment.

Justine (Illinois)Intern