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Mark Naniot has been mending orphaned and injured wildlife for almost 40 years. For the last 20 he has done it professionally.

He has Bachelor degrees in natural resources and biology.

Mark served on the Wildlife Rehabilitation Advisory Committee to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to promote wildlife rehabilitation as a profession with guidelines and rules to protect the wildlife in rehabbers' care as well as safeguard the public from 2000-2012.


Sharon Larson has BS degrees in both wildlife management and biology. She has been involved in domestic animal health care since 1979 and wildlife rehabilitation since the early 1980's, getting her start under Dr. Rory Foster.

Mark & Sharon are both long-time members of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association and the Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitators Association.

Mark is also a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator and instructor for IWRC.

Both believe in providing quality wildlife care in which the animals' needs and well-being are considered above all else.


Since 1996, Mark & Sharon have been responsible for the care & treatment of over 16,071 wild animals comprised from over 100 different species.

That couldn't have been possible without the skills and support of the veterinarians and staff of  Northern Paws Animal Hospital, Northwoods Animal Hospital and Animal Health Care North.


A special thank you to them!


In May of 2015, Newsline 9 & Marshfield Clinics awarded Mark the Jefferson Award. Click HERE for video.












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