Pamela A. Lefferts is a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator in CT. Retired after many years in the field of education, Pam is the “hands-on” partner and does the critical medical care of the animals, preparing them for release.
William H. Lefferts is a licensed CT Rehabilitator and Transporter. Bill retired after teaching secondary school moderate to severe special needs children for over 40 years. Bill takes responsibility for maintaining the rescue grounds and facilities. Bill helps with socialization and is instrumental in releases. He particularly enjoys the projects of building cages and pens.
Always lovers of animals, the Lefferts operated a hobby farm for many years prior to retirement. In 2016 they began the process of becoming Wildlife rehabilitators and in early 2017 they opened Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue. They believe it is the perfect volunteer opportunity for retirees and love to share their passion and knowledge of how and what “rehabbing” entails. Specializing in opossums, the Lefferts especially enjoy sharing knowledge about these misunderstood gentle creatures.
The Lefferts hold special Federal permits and State approval to keep educational animals. In CT it is illegal for any person, other than a state appointed rehabilitator, to care for wildlife.