Kelly Donithan, Wildlife Rescue Program Officer

Kelly Donithan

Wildlife Rescue Program Officer 2012 - 2105

Kelly joined the IFAW Animal Rescue team in 2012 and was based out of the international headquarters on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

As the Wildlife Rescue Program Officer, Kelly focused much of her efforts on the captive big cat crisis in the U.S. by working with wildlife sanctuaries and law enforcement to seek out life-long placement for tigers, lions, cougars, and other large cats being kept in private ownership throughout the country.

In addition, Kelly was involved in other aspects of Wildlife rescue projects, both in the U.S. and internationally.


Policy Analyst, IFAW U.S. Country Office, USA

Work Study, Tufts Wildlife Clinic, USA

Animal Care Specialist, White Oak Conservation Center, USA

Research Assistant, University of Arizona, USA

Raptor Handler Apprentice, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, USA

Research Assistant, The Biodiversity Group, Ecuador


Master of Science, Conservation Medicine, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, USA

Bachelor of Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, USA