2010 Year in Review
In 2010, AWARE took in 1,477 animals from 100 different species.
707 mammals: armadillo, bat, beaver, bobcat, chipmunk, cottontail, coyote, fox, mouse, opossum, otter, raccoon, rat, shrew, skunk, squirrel, and woodchuck
755 birds: bald eagle, hawk, owl, vulture, duck, goose, heron, finch, hummingbird, and woodpecker, among others
15 reptiles: turtle, copperhead, king snake, and rat snake
2009 Year in Review
In 2009, AWARE took in 920 animals at the center. We have continued to make improvements to the center.
2008 Year in Review
In 2008, AWARE took in 753 animals at the center.
544 mammals: armadillo, beaver, bat, bobcat, coyote, chipmunk, cottontail, fox, mouse, opossum, raccoon, and skunk, among others
205 birds: blackbird, cardinal, coot, crane, eagle, dove, falcons, hawks, hummingbirds, pigeon, owls, and woodpeckers, among others
2008 was a year of tremendous growth for AWARE. Our education outreach efforts have been well received throughout the entire metro Atlanta area.
- Our animal intakes for 2008 were up considerable from the year before and our release rate has been maintained at approximately 65%.
- We have made a number of improvements and additions to the facility that have enhanced the level of care we can provide to the animals.
- We have also completed several new exhibit enclosures adding to our on-site education component.
Total number of phone calls received regarding wildlife: 15,000 to 20,000
The majority of AWARE's rescue effort is done through education on the telephone. We work with callers to resolve perceived problems with wildlife without the need for hands on care. During 2008, we received between 15,000 and 20,000 calls regarding wildlife.
- Most of these came from homeowners who were having difficulties with urban wildlife. With our guidance, most of these calls resulted in the animals being saved and the homeowner being satisfied with the solutions we provided.
- Many of the calls were referrals from municipal agencies like animal control or the police and through our phone efforts, we saved these agencies a tremendous amount of money and wasted man-hours. This collaborative arrangement with municipal governments has saved thousands of wild animals that otherwise would have been trapped and euthanized.
Our continued work on this initiative is resulting in one agency after another asking for our help. With each agency that we convince to refer these calls to us, we save countless animals from an unfair, unnecessary or painful fate. We also create an ever-growing number of educators with each member of the public that we touch with our message.
Overall, 2008 was a great year at AWARE. Thanks to our loyal supporters, this important work will continue.
2007 Year in Review
In 2007, AWARE took in 650 animals at the center, including armadillo, bird, bobcat, coyote, fox, opossum, rabbit, skunk, squirrel, snake, and turtle, and among others.
Over 700 animals were saved through guidance during the initial phone call from the public.
Thousands of people were educated through our outreach programs and events which, in turn, promise the protection of thousands of animals.
Approximately 400 were returned to nests or dens by their rescuers
Approximately 300 were saved through caller education on how to peacefully coexist, rather than trap and relocate