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 hopes to release the healthy animal back into its natural environment. The goal of each animal rescue is to educate community residents about Ohio native wild animal’s natural behavior and solutions to peacefully coexist with wildlife.
After the necessary education and permits were 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 continued to increase 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. Our roots, however, are in Ohio, where we still regularly field calls and assist residents faced with wildlife concerns.
If you’d like to support our wildlife rehab initiative, please give today.