Orphanage, Inc. operates a wildlife rehabilitation center,
dedicated to the welfare of native wildlife, which operates
from sites at two different properties in La Porte County.
Porte County is the second largest county in Indiana.
The county has the largest per capita park system in the
state with 1,482 acres. Dubbed the City of Lakes, for
six lakes, the city of La Porte has a vibrant ecosystem
of wetlands and marshlands. The heavily forested countryside
serves as home to wildlife as well.
To the west, Porter
County boasts the Indiana National Lakeshore and the
Indiana Dunes State Park—both major
wildlife refuges in our region.
These areas of population
growth, both animal and human, are ripe for increased
wildlife/human conflict situations
Regardless of the success rate of any wildlife
rehabilitation facility, survivability of baby animals
is vastly improved
when raised by their parents. It is our continued goal
to keep each animal's best interest in mind by
maintaining family units whenever possible. When this
is not possible,
this facility is dedicated to providing a secure and
sanitary environment for mammals requiring our assistance.
four licensed wildlife rehabilitators, including a
licensed veterinarian, are ready to help.