Who Are We? The Northern Lights Wildlife Society is dedicated to give injured and/or orphaned wildlife a second chance at survival. [text omitted] Though all mammals and birds are accepted, the shelter in Smithers has become a haven for bears, moose and deer. The shelter has become an expert in bear rehabilitation. Up to September of 2012 a total of 201 black bears, 8 Grizzly Bears and 3 Kermode bears have found a temporary home here and have been or will be released to the wild. With many other shelters unable to work with such large mammals, due to space and/or housing restrictions, the Smithers shelter has become a last refuge for bears from all over BC. [text omitted] In addition NLWS has begun communications with the government to address rehabilitation of large carnivore mammals. As a result of these talks, BC is now world leading by offering the first Grizzly Rehabilitation project.