The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Wildlife Center was founded in 1983. Although the Department manages the facility, most of the daily operations are carried out by a small group of dedicated volunteers. The primary objectives of the Wildlife Center are to:
- provide wildlife education outreach programs throughout Arizona;
- provide immediate care for sick, injured, confiscated and orphaned native wildlife; and
- manage the desert tortoise adoption program
Be a Hero for Wildlife
The Arizona Game and Fish Department Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center is often the first stop for many of the state’s sick, injured or abandoned wildlife. Many need costly, round-the-clock care, which can run up to $5,000 per animal to nourish them back to good health.
Help us support these and other sick, injured and orphaned animals at our Wildlife Center by donating online or text “CRITTER” to 41444 from your smartphone.
Financial support for the Wildlife Center comes largely from Arizona’s Heritage Fund — a voter-passed initiative that uses lottery ticket sales to help support wildlife conservation and education. The Center receives additional support from the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center Auxiliary and public donations of money, time and supplies.
If you, your group or classroom would like to help support the Wildlife Center with a non-cash donation, the following items are most needed:
- Laundry soap
- Heavy-duty trash bags (30-33 gallon)
- Tall kitchen trash bags (13 gallon)
- Gift cards to grocery and hardware stores
Game Meat Donations
Donations of good quality game meat are also appreciated. We can use elk, deer, game birds, javelina and rabbits. Please call the Wildlife Center at 623-582-9806 to arrange your donation.
We are also grateful for monetary donations of any size. Donations are deposited into the Department’s Injured Wildlife Fund and used to support the care of the animals brought to the Wildlife Center.