A Place Called Hope

Killingworth, CT   |  www.aplacecalledhoperaptors.com

Mission

A Place Called Hope (APCH) is a Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center made up of trained Wildlife Rehabilitators and volunteers who are dedicated to the Preservation of Wildlife.  Our goal is to rescue, re-nest, rehabilitate, and release wild Birds of Prey who have become injured, orphaned or ill with the intention of returning them to the wild after a brief stay at our Center. Those who can not return, due to their injuries often become ambassadors or faculty staff members who then help us to teach the public through educational presentations how to better co-exist with wildlife within one's very own backyard. 

Ruling year info

2009

Principal Officer

Mrs Christine Elaine Cummings

Co Principal Officer

Mrs Grace Louise Krick

Main address

154 Pond Meadow Rd.

Killingworth, CT 06419 USA

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EIN

26-3267691

NTEE code info

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Rehabilitation

A Place Called Hope is a Rehabilitation Center. We cater to injured, orphaned or sick wild birds in the State of CT. We rescue many from the all too common conflicts with humans. Things like vehicle collisions, habitat destruction, window collisions, dog or cat attacks, garbage entanglements, secondary poisoning, intentional harm, building entrapments, etc. with the goal of fixing the problem and returning the bird(s) back to the wild. Rehabilitation takes place at the Center as each patient is individually assessed and treated for their injuries or condition. Some cases take many months to heal while others only a few days. Charges start out in playpens in our Critical Care Ward and eventually graduate to an outdoor Step Down Unit. Eventually the patient joins its own kind in a specialized aviary space to regain abilities prior to returning home. Veterinary assistance is utilized for cases requiring surgical procedures, x-rays or specialized blood work or medications. Springtime we see many baby birds fall from their nests so APCH specializes in returning birds back to their parents in man-made nest alternatives. Birds are best raised by birds so we strive to put them back immediately as long as nest fall victims are not injured. Ultimately, our rehabilitation goal is to release or return a bird back to its natural environment. So APCH rescues, re-nests, rehabilitates, and releases birds back to the wild whenever possible. For those who can not return, depending on the bird, it may stay at our Center to become part of our Educational Crew.

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EDUCATION; In order to preserve wildlife, we must instill a stewardship towards the environment and its inhabitants. Some of our rescued birds are not capable of returning to the wild but have the proper disposition to become ambassadors for their species. With traveling Birds of Prey, our presentations make it an up close and personal experience. We find that when a person gets to stare into the eyes of a wild bird, they become more connected and in return want to help lessen common conflicts we as humans impose on all wildlife.  Live Birds of Prey Presentations include 2 or 4 birds - offers a unique up close encounter to the public as they learn about each species and ways to help preserve them. Raptor Rescue/Transport Seminars - teaches interested individuals how to safely rescue and transport to rehabilitation centers in our State. Gives us more of our time to treat cases if we have help rescuing them. Raptor Intake Seminars for Vet Techs or Rehabilitators - offers individuals ways to better handle assessing and treating injuries or illness safely. Fundraising Events - educates the public about our cause and offers live experiences with our Faculty Bird Staff. Pick It Up environmental clean up efforts - hands on teams tackle clean up projects at local parks, beaches, etc.

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A Place Called Hope

Board of directors
as of 9/24/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs Christine Elaine Cummings

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Term: Jan 2007 - Dec 2023


Board co-chair

Mrs Grace Louise Krick

Todd Secki

Secretary/Treasurer

Grace Krick

Vice President

Ned Hurle

Community Volunteer

Marilyn Lavezzoli

Community Volunteer

Russ Miller

Community Volunteer