My mission // to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife... and to provide sanctuary, individualized care and a voice for other animals in need.
My name is Amanda, I'm a married 28 year old with two adorable dogs Lexi (German Shorthaired Pointer) and Kimber (Labrador Retriever), two crazy fun cats, and a huge passion for all animals. I have an amazing husband who supports me in all that I do. I work full time as a flight attendant, which helps me complete the dream of being able to volunteer and help out at other wildlife care centers around the world!
Growing up I had a variety of pets such as cats, dogs, birds, rodents, reptiles, pigs, cows, horses, llamas, and goats. I love all animals, even the ones many people are squeamish about. My first wildlife rehab experience was when I was seven and raised a group of baby opossums for release that my mom and I found on their deceased mother. I was always taught to treat animals with respect.
All my life, I've had a passion for raising animals. In 2012 I became an official wildlife caretaker when I started volunteering as many Saturdays as I could at the local wildlife station. While there I got to help take care of the permanent wildlife that lives there as well as the wildlife that is getting ready for release. Not long after that I began to take care of wildlife in my own home that was brought to me or that I went to pick up. I would take in sick, injured, or young and abandoned wildlife to raise them for release. I was known as the opossum whisperer to other local rehabbers because they were the main animal I rehabilitated and cared for in my home. They are such misunderstood animals and I would love for you to read more about them to find out why they are so great to have in the world. Please read more by visiting the opossum page here.
In 2017 my husband and I moved to Texas. I still have an immense passion for wildlife, but, I am not currently raising anymore opossums or other wildlife. I greatly miss them but hope to one day soon be helping them like I used to. For now, I will continue to educate the general public and those who visit this site.
Please look around my site to learn more about wildlife, their care, and what you can do to help. Thank you.
This website is about my personal wildlife rescue and rehabilitation journey as well as other information to help educate everyone about wildlife. I do not currently have my own organization for helping wildlife.