Wild Newport, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that specializes in the Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release of wildlife on Aquidneck Island, has announced that they have launched in Middletown.

Jody Womsley Giddings is the President of Wild Newport and is a Level 2 Rehabilitator licensed with Rhode Island DEM. Jody was the previous owner of Sea Rangers Nursery School in Newport and is now focusing on helping area wildlife.

“Our mission is to give Wildlife on Aquidneck Island a second chance through rescue, rehabilitation, and release. We also strive to educate Rhode Island communities on the importance of balance as we co-exist with nature. Wild Newport was founded by Jody Giddings. Jody is licensed by the State of Rhode Island DEM as a Wildlife Rehabilitator, Certified in Wildlife Rehabilitation through The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, and a member of The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association. Jody holds a Master’s in Education and previously founded  Sea Rangers Nursery School in Newport. Until now, there has never been an organization that focus’ solely on Wildlife Rehabilitation in Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Wild Newport is taking on this challenge on it’s very own farm in Middletown, Rhode Island,” Wild Newport’s website states.

If you find injured wildlife, you can call the Wild Newport Wildlife Hotline at (401)287-7775.

For more information, visit www.wildnewport.org or email jody@wildnewport.org.