Mission Statement

The Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter cares for injured or orphaned birds. We provide minimum medical care, safety from predators, food and shelter from the elements. When an animal is able to care for itself, it is released to the wild. We do not keep nonreleasable animals nor use heroic methods to sustain the quality of their life. However, the Shelter does make every effort to rehabilitate an endangered species and every animal brought here is treated with respect and caring.

Support our Shelter

We receive no federal or state funding.
The Sea Biscuit relies on donations from the Town of Oak Island, individuals and private businesses. To support the rehabilitation of wild birds, field studies and educational programs, reach us by phone 910-278-7871 or email: seabiscuitshelter@yahoo.com
Send mail to 1638 East Beach Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465

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This is clinic volunteer Janet Kurz moving a baby owl. The Sea Biscuit Shelter has no paid staff. We are an all volunteer organization. Currently there are 10 people who work at the clinic and create newsletters , etc. A dozen transport volunteers rescue and bring injured animals to us for care.
Requirements for volunteers are: Minimum age 16, must enjoy good health and be able to lift 15 lbs, Clinic volunteers must live within 5 miles and are expected to work at least one weekly 2 hour shift. Transport volunteers must have reliable vehicles and their own gloves and nets. Training sessions are offered twice a year. If interested in helping out with the animals or scheduling a brief tour, please send an email to wildlifeshelter@bellsouth.net

This is baby season and lots of extra help and time is needed for feeding the little ones. We must enforce our 'no visitors' rule and can't always answer the phone.