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Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary relies on donations from the public to continue to provide life-saving care to our precious wildlife.  If you wish to donate, please remember that all donations, no matter how large or small, are needed and appreciated.  Broadbent is a 501(c)3 charity, and all donations are tax-deductible. We do not receive government funding. 

You can support our mission by clicking on the Donate Now button, or mail a check to:

Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary
P.O. Box 387
Irvington, KY 40146

Give Local Louisville 2016

Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary is participating in Give Local Louisville 2016!

This online event will be held from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th!

During this 24-hour period, donors can contribute to support Broadbent at

We have a matching gift for the first $5,000 in donations, and will also have opportunities to be awarded additional funds based on the donations received from our friends in the community on that day.  Every tax-deductible donation you make to Broadbent has the potential to raise much more.  Don't miss the chance to be a part of this fun day of giving and help animals in need!

WIN A BRAND NEW SAMSUNG GALAXY TABLET! Visit our Facebook page by September 15th at, LIKE OUR PAGE, and share the post with the announcement about the Samsung Galaxy tablet.  That's all you have to do to be entered in a drawing to win the tablet.  (no donation is necessary to be entered)

This event is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Louisville and we greatly appreciate the opportunity to participate!  


Wish List

Below you'll find a list of items we can use to help the animals. Many can be found at your local pet store or supermarket.

If you would like to donate items, please bring them to us on Wednesday or Saturday, between 1 - 4 p.m. so we can have staff available to meet you at the gate.


• Blankets • Comforters • Hand Towels
• Baby Blankets • Fleece Blankets • Large Bath Towels

Formulas & Foods

• 'Meyenberg' Canned Goats Milk • Canned Salmon/Mackerel • Chick Starter
• Canned Cat Food (pate' only, not chunky) • Rabbit Pellets (Alfalfa) • KMR Kitten formula
• Baby food - meat, fruit, or vegetable • Dry Cat Food • Esbilac Puppy formula
• Plain Yogurt • Wild Bird Seed • Nuts - Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts, Peanuts

Feeding Supplies

• Pet Nursers • Baby Bottles • Coated Paper Plates
• Small Heavy Shallow Bowls • Medium & Large Heavy Bowls


• Blueberries • Raspberries • Grapes
• Strawberries • Turnip Greens • Kale
• Collard Greens • Romaine • Squash
• Tomatoes • Cucumbers • Watermelon
• Cantaloupe • Corn • Snow Peas
• Green Beans • Carrots

Cleaning & Miscellaneous

• Bleach • Paper Towels • Dryer Sheets (Unscented)
• Baby Wipes (Unscented) • Facial Tissues (Unscented) • Laundry Detergent (Unscented)

Gift Cards

Giving a gift card is an awesome way to help the animals! Kroger™ & Walmart™ are two of our most frequent stops!  We can use these to buy pet food, fruits and vegetables, and cleaning supplies.

Please contact Diane Watchinski, Director of Development, at, if you would like to underwrite the cost of a piece of medical equipment or a habitat, or would like to sponsor an event.

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