Mission & History

The Saco River Wildlife Center was founded in 2015 by Limington (ME) resident Bethany Brown. Bethany grew up on River Road, and even at a young age she had a passion for wild animals. This passion drove Bethany to become a state-licensed rehabilitator, and in 2016 the Saco River Wildlife Center officially became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Although Bethany's specialty is in raising orphaned wildlife, she can also treat sick and injured animals.


SRWC has a working partnership with a multitude of other rehabbers in the state of Maine. It's not uncommon for one rehabilitator to get overwhelmed with animals, especially when they don't have the volunteers or funds to support them all. Here we do our best to help even the load and get animals transported to various facilities across the state in order to ensure that critters get the best care possible.


Our mission is to provide rehabilitative care and shelter to orphaned, ill, and injured wildlife. We do this in a reasonably natural environment in order to keep our patients wild. This allows them time to recover, become healthy, and develop the skills needed to survive before we ultimately return them to their natural habitat. We also strive to teach Maine communities about native wildlife by promoting awareness and education. The ability to identify species and their habits will help you know when, and when not, to intervene.