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Rescued eagle at Holly's Nest NC
Rescued wildlife at Holly's Nest
Fawn lying down
Rescued baby owl in blankets
Rescued wildlife on blankets

Holly's Nest - Our Story

Holly, the inspiration for Holly's Nest Animal Rescue

Holly’s Nest was created after Kim and Byron lost their daughter, Holly, in February of 2004.  Holly loved all animals, and they knew this would be the perfect way to create a legacy to honor her memory.

Check out our story, featured on this WRAL Tar Heel Traveler video to learn more.

About Us

Through the years, our mission has grown to include more and more wildlife.


All types of animals make their way to Holly’s Nest each year to be rehabilitated and released back into the wild. The wildlife at Holly’s Nest come from wildlife officers, other rehabbers, and concerned neighbors throughout the state. The goal at Holly’s Nest is to nurture and rehabilitate the animals until they are capable of safely and successfully returning to the wild.


Many folks ask if they can visit the facility to see the amazing work that is being done here. Unfortunately, new people showing up daily to visit orphaned and sick animals creates a level of stress that they cannot often endure.


If you would like to keep up with us and see all the beautiful babies, please follow us on Facebook or Instagram. 

Thank you for your concern for the wildlife around you.

Byron and Kim Wortham, founders of Holly's Nest Animal Rescue in Sanford NC

Kim and Byron Wortham, founders of Holly's Nest

Byron from Holly's Nest with a parrot on his arm
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