SANDERS WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTER800 Genoa Ave NW, Massillon, OH 44646
Open to the public for wildlife rehabilitation services, but no longer conducive for family visits or field trips.
The Sanders Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is located inside the west entrance of Sippo Lake Park, off of Genoa Rd. NW. The building was a gift in 1982 to Stark Parks from C. Pitt Sanders and the Sanders Wildlife Foundation.
The Center is now dedicated fully to wildlife rehabilitation services and is a licensed Category 2 facility. State and federal permits allow our experienced staff to care for over 2,000 injured and orphaned native wild animals each year. With assistance from local veterinarians who volunteer their services, the Sanders Center staff releases over 55% of the animals they care for. The Center also houses non-releasable live wildlife used as educational program ambassadors. In accordance with state regulations, all wild animals accepted for rehabilitation become the property of the State of Ohio.
Please call 330.477.0448 before bringing an injured animal, if the center is not open follow the voicemail instructions. Animals should never be left outside the center door or dropped off.
Hours of Operation:
May to October, Monday - Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
November to April, Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.