Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center has a mission of rescue, rehabilitation and when possible release. The reason we say "when possible" is because many factors create situations where rescued animals can never be released. If an animal has been in "human contact" for far too long it may be deemed unreleasable. If the injuries the animal sustained are too severe even after rehabilitation the animal may be unreleasable. However, our ultimate goal is to ALWAYS if possible release animals back to their natural habitat. If and when that is not possible which is a decision by our veterinarian team we find ways to ensure that animal lives the rest of his/her life in a safe, enriched and loving environment. The animals we put up for sponsorship are the ones who will never be released. The kindness and generosity of our sponsors ensure they will always be taken care of forever.