Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort Inc

Protect Wildlife

aka AWARE Wildlife Center   |   Stonecrest, GA   |  www.awarewildlife.org

Mission

Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (aka AWARE Wildlife Center) rehabilitates Georgia's injured and orphaned native wildlife and educates the community about habitat preservation and peaceful coexistence. AWARE is the leading wildlife rehabilitation center in the state and the only one in the Atlanta area that accepts all species of native wildlife.

Working in cooperation with state and federal agencies such as US Fish and Wildlife Service and Georgia Department of Natural Resources, AWARE provides wildlife rehabilitation services otherwise unavailable to the public. AWARE is an informational resource that educates children and adults alike in all matters of conservation, habitat preservation and restoration, peaceful coexistence with wildlife and environmental stewardship.

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

Scott Lange

Main address

4158 Klondike Road

Stonecrest, GA 30038 USA

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EIN

58-2433175

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Veterinary Services (D40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Modern life brings humans and wildlife into contact more every year. This leads to all manner of impacts on both sides, including injured animals and people dealing with animals they see as threats. AWARE aims to mitigate these harms through rehabilitation and education.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Wildlife Rehabilitation

We rehabilitate injured and orphaned native Georgia wildlife for release into the wild

Population(s) Served
Adults

AWARE educates the public on coexisting with wildlife through our ambassador animals, including owls, hawks, bobcats, flying squirrels, snakes, and more.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rehabilitated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Wildlife Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We had zero indoor volunteers for most of 2020 so we had to reduce intakes dramatically. We continued to answer 100% of incoming calls and direct patients we couldn't take to independent rehabbers.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Wildlife Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Estimated. Covid eliminated most in-person programming from mid-March 2020 on.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

First, AWARE wants to rehabilitate every injured and orphaned animal in Georgia in need of our assistance. Second, AWARE wants to educate the public about how to peacefully coexist with wildlife, thereby reducing the number of animals that are injured, orphaned, or killed in the first place.

On the rehabilitation side, we have a team of one full-time and five part-time animal care staff, and over 100 active volunteers that have committed to weekly five-hour shifts. Together, they clean, feed, medicate, and rehabilitate animals in our care. Once an animal recovers, has a good quality of life, and is able to take care of itself in the wild, it is released to live it's wild life.

On the education side, we teach coexistence strategies and encourage the public to care about wildlife. We do this through educational programs both on-site and at schools, churches, and festivals, as well as tours and media appearances.

In our current facility, we are able to accept between 1,000 and 2,000 patients each year. We hope to expand that capability over time. We are also currently putting on around 200 programs each year, as well as numerous broadcast and social media appearances.

We have helped more than 10,000 injured and orphaned animals directly so far. We have also handled more than 100,000 requests for assistance or guidance with wildlife issues from the public. We hope to continue our progress until we can provide help for every wild animal in Georgia that needs our help.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jess Dunne

CNN

Term: 2020 - 2022

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/15/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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