Partners for Wildlife

P4W Logo

Building Excellence in Wildlife Rehabilitation

Partners for Wildlife (P4W) is a grant-funded initiative housed in The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota (www.raptor.umn.edu), working with wildlife rehabilitators and veterinarians to improve animal welfare in rehabiliation.

What do we do?

What do we do?

P4W works hand-in-hand with wildlife rehabilitators and veterinarians to improve the welfare of orphaned, ill, and injured wildlife of all species. Our goal is to achieve the best and most humane outcomes for wildlife, including:

  • Better case management
  • More effective treatments
  • Improved chances of survival and release back to the wild
  • Use of alternative outcomes where appropriate for the animal's best interests

How do we do that?

How do we do that?

In order to achieve these improved outcomes, we work with rehabilitators and rehabilitation organizations to provide the following: 

  • Partnership with an experienced master rehabilitator to identify opportunities and implement solutions that improve animal welfare, both within larger rehabilitation organizations and at home-based facilities
  • Small grants to improve/upgrade facilities, purchase equipment/supplies, take advantage of educational opportunities, and advance organizations’ operations/management capabilities
  • Networking with other rehabilitators and with veterinarians to share skills and knowledge, access information and services, and combine data in order to advance the science of rehabilitation medicine

We are also working directly with veterinarians to enable them to become stronger partners for rehabilitators and build professionalism in clinical wildlife medicine through internships based at The Raptor Center, the wildlife clinic at Washington State University, and at partnering wildlife rehabilitation organizations.

Where do we work?

Where do we work?

P4W’s program region currently includes seven states: Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska.