As a critical care nurse, a school nurse, a home-care nurse, ... and beyond, I have spent my professional career caring for the human world. My experience has taught me what happens when you combine knowledge and compassion: Lives change! Read on ...
My love for animals and the natural world has truly been my life-long passion. Unlike humans, wild animals have no one caring for them, advocating for them, or showing up when they are hurt, orphaned, or sick (many times the result of humans - albeit mostly unintentional). Animals are imperative to our lives on earth. They bring us joy, health, perspective, ... life.
My journey has allowed me the opportunity to step up and care for those who have no voice. I've become a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator and created the non-profit organization - Return2Wild - to offer knowledge and compassion to wild animals in need. With the support of my husband, my 2 amazing kids (now adults), and the daily cuddles of our 2 sweet Great Danes, Thor & Loki, we aim to make a difference.
My goal ... to help, to give back, to care, for a very important part of our world, and in a way that is so very meaningful to me.
I hope it is meaningful to you too!
Because everyone needs a hug! ❤️
Saving wildlife takes a village!
Return2Wild Wildlife Rehabilitation is just one part of a greater village necessary to care for wild animals. The Massachusetts Division of Fish & Wildlife, Environmental Police, Animal Control Officers, Wildlife Veterinarians, Conservationists, Habitat Preservation Organizations, and the unwavering kindness and commitment of YOU, our Volunteers, Donors, and Rescuers, are equally important in caring for our local wildlife.
R2W is honored and privileged to be a part of this village!
Have a question for us? Reach out anytime.
Return2Wild Wildlife Rehabilitation is a registered Massachusetts Charity and 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization.
Dr. Victoria Papscoe is a 2003 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and is a surgeon at the Integrative Animal Health Center in Bolton, MA. She has a passion for avian and exotic animal medicine and is an integral part of our Return2Wild team, providing medical evaluations, consultations, and treatments as needed for our sick and injured animals. Her expertise and genuine concern for our local wildlife is a tremendous asset and we are so grateful to have her!
Additionally, we coordinate and consult with Tufts Wildlife Center, The New England Wildlife Center, Cape Wildlife, and members of WRAM (Wildlife Rehabilitator's Association of Mass.) and learn from their collective expertise.
We are so lucky to have them all!
Return2Wild volunteers are responsible, committed, reliable, and caring people from our community, who give generously of their time so we can achieve our mission.
Under the tutelage of R2W Founder & Licensed Rehabber Susan Siegel, our volunteers are taught the specialized skills necessary for direct animal care, like feeding baby squirrels, bunnies, and opossums. They also assist with behind-the-scenes work: sanitizing cages and bedding, stocking supplies, and helping with community fundraisers.
Nothing happens without the support of these tremendous people and we thank them for being part of the R2W family!
Our Donors are people just like you who understand and care about the important work at R2W. ALL donations directly feed, house, medicate, and treat the animals in our care.
We rely on the generosity of people like you and are forever grateful for your support. Without you, we cannot do what we do. 🐿
Additionally, corporations and small business donors are integral to keeping our facility open, building habitat enclosures, and working toward our vision!
We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!
(fyi: in Massachusetts, WRs are not allowed to rehabilitate moose 😉 but this picture was
just too cute to pass up!)
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