The Wild Animal Infirmary
for Nevada





  • The Wild  Animal  Infirmary  for  Nevada  (WAIF) is  an  IRS  501(c)(3)  tax-exempt,  nonprofit,     educational  and  charitable organization chartered  in  July  of 1978  to care  for  ill,  injured  and     orphaned wildlife. When the birds and animals have recovered, they are returned to the wild.
  • WAIF is operated by medically trained people.  Veterinarians do the examinations, diagnoses  and     surgeries, and an M.D. Ophthalmologist treats eye problems. Nursing care of wildlife is done under    the supervision of a registered nurse  and  the Infirmary is  staffed  with  a few  select volunteers.
  • WAIF is located at a home  with an attached  two-car garage which has been converted to a lovely     and  convenient  acute-care  facility.   In the  room  there  are  two  banks of  stainless-steel  cages     which  were  purchased  through  the  matching  of  funds  by  WAIF with  the  Robert Z. Hawkins     Foundation. The room has heat, lights, water and air conditioning.  On an  acre next to the hospital,     there are large pens for wildlife needing outdoor exercise.
  • We admit many birds and animals each year and as we are medically trained folks, our release rate     is  exceptionally high.   We receive compromised wildlife from the Nevada Division of Wildlife,     the U.S. Fish  and   Wildlife service,  Audubon Society,  all  animal  control  agencies, Nevada     Humane Society, police departments, sheriffs' departments, Nevada Highway Patrol, fire depart- ments and the general populous.
  • To keep our wildlife hospital going, we must depend upon donations to provide veterinary care,
         food and supplies for our patients. For the donors, these contributions are tax deductible.


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    to visit our Infirmary...

                  or
    Click here to see our
    wildlife prints on note cards.