Grand Opening

This is the FIRST wildlife rehabilitation Clinic in Johns Creek, Georgia. The event is NOW ON OCTOBER 21st 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This is a ticketed event. Registration is required to take part. Every ticket purchased will go to the animals in need in the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic.

You’re invited to the Ribbon Cutting Celebration of our Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic

Buy your tickets today!

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center
9770 Autrey Mill Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022

October 21st. 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Food & Drink:
We will have catered food, beer, wine, and soft drinks. Be prepared to try some delicious hors d’oeuvres.

Silent Auction:
Attendees can bid on baskets with wine, behind-the-scenes tours, and even one-of-a-kind works of art!

Would like to donate to the Silent Auction?
Email our Executive Director Lizen Hayes at for more information.

Several pictures collaged together. Starting with an ill and scragely looking Opposum and ending with a healthy looking Opposum.

Resilience, a case study
The Virginia Opposum pictured above was found weak and slowly wandering a local golf course one afternoon. Bystanders prodded and poked at her with sticks as she lay. A kind-hearted woman saw this animal in great need and called the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. She brought the Opossum to the clinic as soon as she ended the call. This Opossum was very ill for what seemed to be a long while, based on her body condition. Without the care and empathy of this kind person, Autrey Mill Nature Preserve’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic, would not have had the opportunity to save this Opposum. Community members like this brave woman and yourself are our partners in this endeavor. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve has been getting calls to help wildlife for many years but was unable to answer the call, until now. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve staff and board of directors decided it was time to officially answer calls from the community to help injured, orphaned, or ill wildlife.

This Virginia Opposum patient was very weak and immobile, showing little interest in protecting herself or eating when she first arrived. Clinic staff, dedicated, volunteers, and interns provided nourishment and medications to cure her illness. By the second week of treatment, she was showing great improvement. She began moving towards the smells of food staff used to entice her and help with her mobility. She started reacting and showing her displeasure with getting injections, which was a good sign, to the rehab staff, that she was starting to feel better. She still has a long road to go before she can be released for a second chance at life. She came to us so pitiful, and now she has shown that she is a fighter and will only get better from here.

Help us care for the injured, orphaned, and ill wildlife in Johns Creek and the surrounding areas.

If you buy a ticket to our event, the cost will cover the care of this Virginia Opposum for 2 weeks. If you cannot come to the event you can still donate through the ticket purchase.