St. Francis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.

stfrancisSt. Francis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. (SFWS) is the newest addition to the New Jersey wildlife rehabilitation centers and is located in West Windsor, NJ.

Owned and operated by Dr. Priscilla Purnick, this wildlife refuge takes in mammals (rodents, opossums, rabbits, raccoons) and reptiles (turtles) that have been abandoned, injured or orphaned, treats them and then (when the animal is ready), releases them back into the wild.  SFWS also educates the public about the importance of wildlife and our relationship with wildlife.  SFWS is putting together research projects focused on better care of wildlife and focused on a better outcome for wildlife patients.

The SFWS website can be found at, and you can check out the SFWS Facebook here.