In an exciting development, the Saco River Wildlife Center proudly announced the acquisition of 57 Christian Hill Road in April 2023. This marks a significant milestone for the organization, which has experienced a rapid increase in the number of wildlife treated since its founding in 2015. The expansion comes as a necessity, as the center has outgrown its current space in founder Bethany Brown’s basement. The new facility, nestled on 16 acres of land, represents a crucial step forward in the commitment to wildlife conservation and rehabilitation.

Expansion Details:


  • Clearing out the home
  • Inspections + estimates 

Phase Two (Current): 

  • Foundation work 
  • Renovations

Renovation Details:

The ongoing renovations in phase two are aimed at transforming the space into a fully functional and efficient wildlife care facility. The focus is on the downstairs area, and the tasks include:

  • Insulation installation
  • Sheetrocking the walls and ceilings
  • Electrical wiring
  • HVAC
  • Making the bathroom fully functional, including a shower
  • Piping for water supply

Current Fundraising Goal:

To bring this expansion project to fruition, the Saco River Wildlife Center has set a fundraising goal of $250,000. This amount will cover the costs of completing the ongoing renovations and ensuring that the new facility meets the highest standards for wildlife care.

How You Can Help:

Your support is crucial to the success of this capital campaign. By contributing to the fundraising efforts, you become a vital part of the Saco River Wildlife Center’s commitment to wildlife conservation and rehabilitation. Donors will not only be supporting the renovation process but will also have the opportunity to be recognized through various naming opportunities.

Naming Opportunities:

The Saco River Wildlife Center is offering naming opportunities for individuals or organizations that wish to leave a lasting impact on the new facility. This is a unique chance to be permanently associated with the center’s dedication to wildlife well-being. For more information, please visit the Naming Opportunities page. For major gift inquiries or questions, please contact our Director of Development, Lauren Smith Kennedy at

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