I'm curious if anyone has any experience with this. We had a gal on the other side of the valley from me that used to rescue injured and abandoned waterfowl from parks or on call and she was well known with many contacts from vets, animal control, the wildlife sanctuary etc. Sadly her life has been pulled "hard to port" and she's no longer able to do this, nor is she available for me to pick her brain. I'm thinking about running some type of rescue after DH and I relocate and buy property. If anyone is familiar with this process could you tell me what type of permissions you need to get to cover your bases? Do you contact the city, county or police department for permission or what? Is it advantageous to apply for charity status and run a "rescue" or "sanctuary" (what is the difference?), or is it enough to just have a website, adequate housing and run series of rehoming classifieds?