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Wild Turkey 5K Trail Run and Walk

Proceeds from the Wild Turkey 5K Trail Run and Walk benefit


The mission of the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is five fold:

  1. To provide a facility for the rescue, treatment, and release or rehoming of sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife, other waterfowl, and dumped or surrendered farm animals.

  2. To educate the public about and to promote understanding of the local wildlife and their habitats, as well as ethical treatment and care of farm animals.

  3. To increase awareness of and appreciation for the value of wildlife and the environment, and to protect these natural resources

  4. To promote the highest standards in all activities of the rehabilitator profession

  5. To promote networking, communication, and cooperation among rehabilitators, wildlife organizations, farm sanctuaries, and facilities on local, statewide, and national levels.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue (CWR) is run by experienced, federally-licensed migratory bird rehabilitators specializing in birds. We strive to take the forgotten and unwanted animals that fall through the cracks with traditional rescues. We provide care for animals along with trained volunteers and avian veterinarians. We strive for the highest standards in animal care as well as promoting professionalism in the wildlife rehabilitation arena. 

We work with animal control agencies, law enforcement and other rescues and assist with oil spills, hoarding and criminal cases involving birds. If you would like to donate to the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue click here.


Cultural event, outdoor educational event, entertainment event Union County Heritage Festival

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
P.O. Box 1484 
Indian Trail, NC 28079


General Contacts
Phone: 704.668.9486 
General email:
Injured animals:
Rehab staff:
Songbird referral list:

For more information please visit: Facebook:

Instagram  @waterfowlrescue

Twitter  @waterfowlrescue


To donate

Patreon  waterfowlrescue

PayPal  waterfowlrescue

Venmo  CWRescue

CashApp  $cwrescue

Text to Donate  (704)583-4593

*We are licensed for all birds but due to time and financial constraints we can only accept certain types of birds. Please call us if you need assistance we will try to refer you if we are unable to help.

Click for CWR's donation

wish list

CWR Wish List

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Donation Wish List

Items CWR can use: 

Fresh Produce: such as dark leafy greens (romaine lettuce, kale, etc.), cabbage, peppers, squash, cantaloupe, grapes, strawberries, and tomatoes. 

Cleaning Supplies: laundry detergent, bleach, dish soap, hand sanitizer, floor cleaner, multi-surface wipes, trash bags, mops, brooms, small dustpan and broom combo, scrub brushes, small dish scrubber, tall laundry baskets, peroxide cleaner, and hand soap. 

Paper Products: toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues. 

Rehab supplies: 1-inch vet wrap, 2-inch vet wrap, long cotton swabs, paper tape, finger splints, plastic gallon pitchers, totes with lids, small 2-sided dog food bowls, wet cat food, wild bird seed, disposable gloves, baby wipes and white distilled vinegar. 

Office supplies: pens, markers, expo markers, masking tape, tape, index cards, sheet protectors, laminating paper, printer paper, and note pads.  

Facility Maintenance: bungee cords, zip ties, work gloves and duct tape. 

Volunteer room: snacks, paper plates, plastic cups, bottled water, plastic silverware, hand warmers, band-aids, and hand sanitizer. 

Transport: Plastic pet carriers.


Curtains, dog food, Pine or Cedar shavings, fitted sheets, rabbit/ small animal pellets, small cages, and aquariums, Bed sheets, comforters, blankets, clothes.

Bring your donations on Saturday, September 23  to the UC Agricultural Center for the Wild Turkey 5K and the UC Heritage Festival. Volunteers will collect your items. If you forget your items to donate you will have opportunity to donate a dollar or two or more.

Thank you for supporting the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue! See you at the Heritage Festival on September 23!!!

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