Our Mission & History

Our Mission

Alabama Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1) nonprofit organization with a dual mission:

1. Provide medical & rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds
2. Educate people in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s native wildlife

Our History

AWC was founded by Anne Miller in 1977. What started as a small, all-volunteer, and home-based organization has grown into Alabama’s largest wildlife rehabilitation center.

Since AWC’s inception, AWC has helped rehabilitate over 100,000 sick and injured species of animals.

• Mammals
• Reptiles
• Birds

In 2008, AWC dedicated their efforts strictly to Alabama’s wild native birds – due to the increasing impacts on wild bird populations and the growing number of mammal rehabilitators.

Our Services:

Wildlife Help Line
Rehabilitation Clinic
Educational Programs

Our Wildlife Help Line provides free advice & information on how to handle wildlife issues and emergencies. It has been in continuous operation for 365 days a year since 1981 and receives thousands of calls each year. More than 100,000 Alabamians have been helped over the years!

Nearly 2,000 wild bird patients from over 100 species are cared for annually. In addition, AWC performs over 500 educational programs each year – connecting people to nature & promoting conservation of wildlife and the natural world.