The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) strives to release all rehabilitated animals back into the wild. However, occasionally we receive an animal that cannot be released and is a suitable candidate for permanent residency based on the role the animal can play at our society. Our educational ambassadors become part of our educational programming, inspiring thousands of citizens every year. Many people have never had the opportunity to be in the same room as an owl or hawk and feedback from our educational programs has pointed to the lasting positive impact of seeing a live wild animal up close as well as being able to participate in a hands-on learning activity (pellet dissection). These programs create long lasting positive associations with wildlife. Other permanent residents foster orphaned babies reducing the risk of habituation.