Alabama Wildlife Center

Alabama Wildlife Center



 100 Terrace Drive, Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham, AL 35124

The Alabama Wildlife Center is Alabama's oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation facility and annually receives approximately 2,500 animals from over 100 different species. AWC is a nonprofit organization whose dual mission is:

  • To provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama's injured and orphaned native wildlife in order to permit their return to the wild, and
  • To educate people in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama's native wildlife.

The Alabama Wildlife Center was founded in 1977 by Anne G. Miller as a small home-based organization with no paid staff. The Center began its association with Oak Mountain State Park with the development of the Treetop Nature Trail which opened in 1985. The rehabilitation, education and administrative facilities of the Center have occupied their current home in Oak Mountain State Park for over twenty years. Since the Alabama Wildlife Center's small beginnings in its Founder's back yard, the Center has grown to be Alabama's largest full-service wildlife rehabilitation center.

The Alabama Wildlife Center receives nearly 2,500 injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals and reptiles of over 100 species annually. Since its inception, well over 50,000 native Alabama wild animals have been helped because of the efforts of the Wildlife Center and its staff. The Center's Wildlife Emergency Hotline receives almost 4,000 calls each year and has helped more than 100,000 Alabamians since its inception.

Location Info

Alabama Wildlife Center

100 Terrace Drive

Pelham, AL 35124