Hope for Wildlife
Hope Swinimer
5909 Highway 207
(902) 407-WILD (9453)

Join us for our Open House! Sunday August 27 12-4pm

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend a fun-filled day of wildlife displays and demonstrations, kids games and acitivities, showcase of local artisans and products, live music, BBQ, refreshments, and a behind-the-scenes look at Hope for Wildlife's rehabilitation work. Event will proceed rain or shine. All proceeds from the event support the Hope for Wildlife Society in providing medical care, food, and shelter to injured and orphaned wildlife in Nova Scotia as well as environmental education programs.


From October 1st to May 31st, we are open to the public:
Wednesdays and Saturdays
10am to 4pm



From June 1st to September 30th, we are open to the public:
Seven days a week
10am to 4pm



For groups of more than 10 people, tours should be booked in advance by contacting Michelle at michelle [at] hopeforwildlife [dot] net (michelle)michelle [at] hopeforwildlife [dot] net (@hopeforwildlife.net) or (902) 407-9453


Admission is always free. Donations welcome!


More info at  https://www.hopeforwildlife.net/tours/




About Hope for Wildlife


Our Mission:

"Connecting people to wildlife in a positive way - through knowledge and understanding - the Hope for Wildlife Society believes that education through rehabilitation is the key to a sustainable future."

Our mission comprises three important goals:

1. Rehabilitation and release into the wild of injured and orphaned wildlife

Since 1997, the Hope for Wildlife Society has helped over 15,000 injured and orphaned wild animals representing over 250 species. The Society holds both provincial and federal permits for the rehabilitation and release of native Nova Scotia wildlife, including the only licences in the province for white-tailed deer and bald eagles. Animals admitted to the Hope for Wildlife Society receive medical care, food, shelter, and whatever else is needed to ensure a successful return to the wild.
2. Education of our children and the general public regarding the importance of conservation of various wildlife species and the ecosystems that sustain them.

Whether it is answer one of 10,000 annual calls to the wildlife hotline, or speaking to a group of children in the classroom, education plays a key role in the Society's work. In recent years, the Society has expanded the education program to include a visitor's interpretive centre, children's day camps, and family workshops. Check out our Visit HFW link for more information about our education programs.
3. Research to develop the knowledge and understanding necessary for conservation and management of wildlife resources in a complex and continually changing biological, social and political environment.

Wildlife rehabilitation is an important conservation tool which allows for the collection of various data from animals admitted to the centre. This data can provide valuable insight into the health of local populations. The animals themselves also offer opportunities to research and learn about the care and protection of various species.

We Host Regular/Special Events. To see a list of our Events Click Here.
...because they matter
Hope and Dr. Barry carefully examine a fox's injured legs after she was hit by a car
3 orphaned barred owls pose reluctantly for the camera
Come visit our Wildlife Garden Mon-Sat 10-4 beginning June 1 2010
Raccon art is available to purchase in our gift shop
Come meet Clover the Tortoise in the Learning Centre