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.
"Touched by the Wild"
Four passionately true short stories of the struggles and triumphs of some very special animals as they are brought into my care at my home and wildlife rescue, Wild Heart Ranch; a special place among the trees in Oklahoma. Learn how a battered raccoon became my most valuable teacher and helped me make choices for thousands of animals who came after him. Read how a cougar, de-clawed with wire cutters and neglected, became my closest and most trusted friend; and Koda, my precious wolf; into my life at less than half her weight, a chain embedded inches into her neck, gave me her paw and became one of my most special memories and favorite stories! Breathtaking photos are provided by Warren Williams, a renowned wildlife photographer and dear friend. You will be amazed with what REALLY connects us to animals, and these stories will live in your heart for years to come! Welcome to my wonderful and wild world!
"The Road to Release"
A non-technical, comprehensive guide for the rehabilitation of injured, sick and orphaned wildlife. I will help to educate you in all aspects of wildlife rescue. I walk you through taking the initial calls, the capture, evaluation, trauma, individual species care, record keeping, housing and release of the animals, as well as ideas and tips to organize your facility, promote your efforts to the public and manage volunteers and visitors. I have included instructions for a new treatment for deadly disease in wildlife as well as lifesaving instruction for animals coming to you in need of urgent and immediate supportive care. It's all here! My rescue is moderately high volume with an average of several hundred wild animals logged in annually since 1997. I release more than 95% of these creatures back to where they belong, with everything they need to survive. I wish to share what I have learned and discovered and help you put your charges on the Road to Release!