Adopt An Animal
Our phone rings nearly every day with calls about injured wild animals, and we respond to the request every time we can be of help. As a federally licensed wildlife rehabilitation and education facility, the Nature Center regularly takes in, rehabilitates and cares for native creatures, which includes food, medication, veterinary care and staff time. Our goal is to release healthy animals back into areas of good habitat. Some are unreleasable due to the nature of their injuries. The animals remaining in our care become Animal Ambassadors, and a part of our education programs, to help further our mission of appreciation of the environment.
Your purchase of an Adopt-an-Animal gift package helps offset the costs of our rescue and rehabilitation efforts and supports our resident animals and their care. While you can’t take Mr. Bill home with you, your gift directly makes a difference in his life and the lives of countless other wild animals.
Jazzy came to the Nature Center from another rehabilitation facility in 2021.
Your gift package includes a Diamondback Terrapin adoption certificate, a species fact sheet, and a color photo of Jazzy.
Eastern Screech Owl
Willow was transferred to the Nature Center from our colleagues at A Place Called Hope. She had been hit by a car with permanent head and eye injuries, making her unreleasable.
This package includes an Eastern Screech Owl adoption certificate, a species fact sheet, a color photo of Willow, and two guest passes to DPNC’a natural history museum and exhibits.
Scarlett was rescued at the Inn at Mystic by a Nature Center educator. She had likely been hit by a car, causing severe head and eye injuries, making her unreleasable.
This package includes a Red-tailed hawk adoption certificate, a species fact sheet, a color photo of Scarlett, two guest passes to DPNC’s natural history museum and exhibits, and a unique piece of animal-created art.
Great Horned Owl
Mr. Bill has always been the official mascot of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. The current Mr. Bill was hit by a car, and came to us for rehabilitation in 2010.
Your gift package includes a Great Horned Owl adoption certificate, a species fact sheet, a color photo of Mr. Bill, two guest passes to the DPNC natural history museum and exhibits, a unique piece of animal-created art and a private animal encounter for up to six people at the Nature Center.