Savage Hart began saving wildlife in Ohio in the Spring of 2010. The mission of the Ohio initiative is to ease any pain and suffering of wildlife through quality care with the hopes of releasing healthy animals back into their natural environment. Each animal rescue aims to educate community residents about Ohio native wild animals’ natural behavior and solutions to coexist with wildlife peacefully.
After the necessary education and permits from the state were established, rehab services began. Hundreds of native wild animals were admitted for care throughout the years. The number of animal intakes increased, so a larger facility was needed. Once funds were raised through fundraisers, individual donations, and grants, a new building was designed and built.
Savage Hart’s focus is on orphaned, injured, and diseased mammals. Reptiles and avian species are admitted for triage and transported to partner permit holders. Laura Daggerhart, the founder of Savage Hart and licensed rehabilitator, also holds a special permit to accept fawns and bobcats.
In 2018 Savage Hart moved its base of operations to Columbus, GA, where our primary focus is establishing a network of local wildlife rescuers and rehabilitators. We still regularly field calls and assist residents faced with wildlife concerns.
Please give today if you’d like to support our wildlife rehab initiative.