Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation

We believe that wildlife is one of Colorado's most important resources! Please help us continue our wildlife rehabilitation and educational programs that help protect the wildlife we love!

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General Information

General
Official Name
Pauline S Schneegas Wildlife Foundation​​​​​​​
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Acronym
PSSWF
Date Established
1991
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-1189462
Addresses
Headquarters Address
5945 County Road 346
Silt, CO 81652
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
(970) 876-5676
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Web/Email
Email
psswildlifefoundation@gmail.com
Website
www.psswf.org
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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality, professional care to injured and orphaned wildlife in conjunction with educational programs on wildlife and the environment.

Organization History

The Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation was founded in 1984 by its current Executive Director, Nanci Limbach. It was granted non-profit status in 1991. We believe that wildlife is a very important resource in Colorado, one that must be preserved and protected.

PSSWF, with its three state and federally licensed, veterinary qualified rehabilitators, rehabilitates all species of wildlife, including mountain lions, bears, raptors, and smaller birds and mammals, as well as threatened and endangered species. The Foundation is the only rehabilitation facility Western Colorado licensed for all species of wildlife. In its 30+ years in operation, PSSWF has taken in over 6,500 animals in need of assistance.

We serve the entire state, though we receive most animals from Mesa, Garfield, Eagle, Montrose, Delta, Summit, and Pitkin counties. Citizens, veterinarians, law enforcement and other government agencies, animal shelters, and environmental groups entrust injured and orphaned wildlife they find to the care of our Foundation. Though we work closely with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and other government agencies, we are NOT funded by them in any way.

The Foundation has long provided educational programs on wildlife and the environment. We have provided programs to a variety of groups, including a Wildlife Management course for CMC Veterinary Technology students, 4-H, Boy and Girl Scouts, schools from Parachute to Aspen, and local community programs. We also welcome high school students with career shadow and senior seminar programs in an attempt to foster a love for wildlife. In addition to our animals under rehabilitation, which are not seen by the public, PSSWF has resident animals that are used in education. The wolf, bobcats, fox, birds, and reptiles help teach about indigenous and non-indigenous wildlife, why wildlife shouldn't be kept as pets, the value of our wildlife resource, and other topics.

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