Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary

Leslie Hayhurst
210 Grassy Gap Creek Road
Beech Mountain, NC 28604

Phone: (828) 387-2979


We are a haven for injured, orphaned and abused animals, dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation, release, and education.

We believe that our only hope for the survival of the wildlife is the teaching of its importance to those who will be their protectors. It is in this spirit that we offer our experience to groups of all ages, but, in particular, the children.

We are available for rescue of injured wildlife 24 hours a day.

Clientele/Populations Served

Injured, orphaned, and abused animals

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Create a promotional video for potential donors
  • Become a Wildlife Intern, responsible for care of non-releasable wildlife
  • Help with feeding and cleaning the animals