Welcome to OWRC

Since its founding in 1990, the Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center (OWRC) has helped rescue over 20,000 animals. Located on R.G. (Doc) Wexler's three-acre home, the Center rescues all animals - from mice to deer to porpoises. OWRC operates under a strict "no-kill" policy and will help any animal. The public and local veterinarians refer forty to sixty percent of the animals; the remainder of the animals come in from animal control and the local police. OWRC is the only facility in Maryland equipped to rescue wildlife in the Chesapeake Bay. Sea turtles, osprey, and pelicans are among the water wildlife seen by OWRC.

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"We give thanks to all the Animal life in the world. They have many things to teach us as people. We are glad that they are still here and we hope it will always be so."
~ Excerpt from the Mohawk Thanksgiving Address

Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center is a 501(c)(3) publicly-supported, non-profit charitable organization.



Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center

OWRC receives and helps rescue over 1600 animals a year with a 94% success rate due to the efforts of dedicated veterinarians and volunteers. We are a 100% volunteer organization. There are zero funds available for wildlife rescue and rehabilitation from county, state, or federal sources in the state of Maryland. We solely rely on individuals like you to support our work. Please consider making a secure, online donation. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of you who make our work possible.

Maryland Votes For Animals (MVFA) is an organization of individuals who feel a moral obligation to end the suffering of animals and who are committed to improving their lives. Click below to learn how you can make a difference for animals...

You can now donate to OWRC through your Combined Federal Campaign. Our CFC# is: 75009. Click here. Thanks!