A focus is to educate the community on wildlife conservation and preservation. Educational raptors are taken to schools and other events to raise awareness of the importance of our wildlife.
On Sunday February 7, 2016 Wild At Heart received a request for help from Phoenix PD to rescue a Great-horned Owl in North Phoenix near Tatum Ranch. The officers were on their desert patrol when they found the owl in trouble. It seems the owl had a wing injury and couldn't fly very far, but it sure could hit the ground and run! With the combined help of the officers and a Wild At Heart volunteer the owl was successfully corralled and brought to the care facility for Bob and Sam Fox to evaluate and begin treatment. This is the 36th bird received so far in 2016.