Wild Heart Ranch is located in Claremore, Oklahoma. We provide medical or infant support to any indigenous wild animal in need of assistance and release it into suitable wild habitat once care is completed.

About Us

Sandy Brooks and Annette King Tucker

Sandy Brooks has been part of Wild Heart Ranch since shortly after she moved home from Nashville. A mother dog and her pups were dumped at Sandy's gate and taken to Wild Heart Ranch for help. Sandy later called to check on them and found out they went to a wildlife rescue. Sandy, passionate about wildlife rehabilitation, jumped on board to get licensed by the State and assist with the work of raising hundreds of infant wild animals. Several years later, Sandy assisted in founding and funding the non profit so it could expand and grow and be a full time, all species, all situation facility.Annette King began this venture in 1996 after purchasing a small farm outside of Claremore Oklahoma to "get away" from it all. Assisting wayward animals having always been a passion, it was natural for Annette to begin populating her farm with various animals in need. It wasn't long before a friend brought her a pair of orphaned raccoon kits, and the rest is history! She discovered her life's purpose in the welfare of two little masked bandits having nowhere else to go, and Wild Heart Ranch was born!

Located in Rogers County, north of Claremore Oklahoma, Wild Heart Ranch is a State and Federally licensed rehabilitation facility for all species of wildlife needing orphan support, injury treatment or disease recovery. With a dedicated staff of volunteers, Board of Directors & sponsors, Annette has created a strong and capable place where all wild animals, as well as some severe cases of suffering domestic animals, can receive professional medical and supportive care until they can be released back in the wild. At the end of 2014, more than 30,000 wild animals have left our facility with a second change at survival. Claremore veterinarian, Doctor Lesleigh Cash Warren of Hooves Paws and Claws animal clinic, has dedicated her skills and time to provide medical treatment and advise care since Wild Heart Ranch first opened its doors.

Fall of 2014, Wild Heart Ranch moved to the 40 acres purchased in 2012 across the road from their original location. Wild Heart now owns itself and that stability gives the rescue sustainability as there is no debt on the land of facility. Volunteers work year round to improve facilities for the animals and pre release enclosures will be a constant construction project and donors are invited to contact us to see what they can help fund.

Wild Heart Ranch is available 24/7 for emergencies. They cannot typically take in homeless dogs and cats, but will advise or assist any other way possible. Wild Heart Ranch cares for and assists all animals, but the facility is not capable of housing domestic rescues.

Wild Heart Ranch is a 24 hour wildlife medical clinic and pre-release care facility operated as a hospital for wild animals who are often frightened and recovering from trauma. Though they want to share this experience with everyone, public access is strictly limited to respect reduce stress and limit interaction between people and wild animals. They share their work with this web site, blog, books, stories and newsletters, and constantly update their Facebook page.

Wild Heart Ranch would like to thank Dave Pettigrew, for this AMAZING web site that he built and hosts at no charge. He wants donation money spent for animal care, and this is how he helps do it! Obviously his skills and talent are top of the line and far more than we could ever afford. If you have a need of website services, do yourself and your business a favor and let Dave work his magic and in turn, contribute to a business that contributes to us all!!

Our Mission

We are Wild Heart Ranch, Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Center.

Our chosen purpose is to:

  • Provide medical or infant support to any indigenous wild animal in need of assistance and release it into suitable wild habitat once care is completed.
  • Refrain from imprinting the animal to its human caretakers during its stay in captivity
  • Educate the public about wild animals in our area and teach a genuine appreciation and respect of their needs and characteristics
  • Educate ourselves in the care and needs of each species that we experience so that all animals receive complete, professional and individual care
  • Maintain our facility in the most stringent of cleaning and organizational standards to prevent errors, disease, infection and hazards to both humans and animals
  • ALWAYS respond with patience when faced with ignorance and remember that not all the world has seen through our eyes or cared with our hands
  • Lend assistance, instruction or advice to anyone trying to assist a wild animal in need of care
  • NEVER cage a wild animal a day longer than necessary, and always euthanize if release will never come

Our Credo

We are a wildlife rehabilitators. Our mission is not for personal gain, but to work as an instrument of compassion and provide a haven for those who have no person to claim responsibility. We are proud of the way we spend our time on this Earth, and of the results of our labor, for we do it not for the recognition or the rewards of mankind, but for the nurturing of our own spirit as well as those who find their way into our hands. We will not boast of our skills, but seek pride as the proof of our talent runs again free and whole into the wood. It is at that moment that God smiles upon us and says;

'Job well done.' That is why we are here.

Let our desire for their freedom
be the strongest motivation that brings us here

Annette King Tucker