Welcome to CLAWS, Inc.
Rescuing, rehabilitating and speaking for North Carolina Wildlife
If you have a wildlife emergency, please call (919) 619-0776.
E-mail will result in a delayed response. Text messages will not be answered.
CLAWS is operated on private property and not open to the public. If you wish to learn about our outreach educational programs, please go to the link at the top of the page.
CLAWS is a unique organization in that we have a three part mission. This, at times, makes what we do much more difficult. However, it is also very rewarding. From watching our patients heal, to watching our rescues learn to trust, to watching the sparkle in children's eyes!
CLAWS, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping wild and exotic animals, through educating the public as well as rescuing and rehabilitating those animals in need. Our educational programs and wildlife rehabilitation are done on a local basis: however, our exotic animal rescue has spanned the entire country.
- Teaching people to safely live in harmony with native wildlife
- Rehabilitating injured, sick and orphaned native wildlife for release back into their native habitat
- Discouraging people from obtaining exotic animals which are interesting but often difficult or dangerous to live with
- Providing information and resources on proper care of exotic pets
- Working and collaborating on both a local and national level to rescue and locate safe and permanent homes for displaced, neglected, abused and unwanted exotic animals
"The greatness of a nation can
"Tell me and I'll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I'll understand."
This is our teaching philosophy