Animal Rehabilitation Near Me?

If you find a wild animal in distress while you’re out for a hike, traveling or even in your own backyard, get them the help they need. Find a wildlife rehabilitator in the alphabetical list below.

IMPORTANT! Before you ” rescue ” any wild animal, make sure the animal really needs your help.

Determine if the animal is truly orphaned or injured. Learn How list of wildlife rehabilitators.

Teton Raptor Center: Permitted facility caring for injured birds of prey. 5450 West Hwy. 22
Wilson, WY 83001
307-203-2551

Where can I take an injured animal?

Finding help for the animal. Once you’re sure the animal needs your help, call a wildlife rehabilitator for assistance. If you’re unable to locate a rehabilitator, try contacting an animal shelter, humane society, animal control agency, nature center, state wildlife agency or veterinarian.

Can you get paid to rehabilitate animals?

Pay Scale. Most wildlife rehabilitators are volunteers. Paid positions do exist, however. The general annual pay range is between $20,000 and $40,000, with senior positions at large facilities having salaries of up to $75,000 per year.

Is wildlife rehabilitation a good idea?

Wildlife rehabilitation is good for human health too ! Wildlife rehabilitators may be the first people to know when disease outbreaks happen because the animals with the disease are brought to them for care. This is really important for disease like rabies or West Nile Virus that wildlife can give to people.

What is it called when you rehabilitate animals?

Wildlife rehabilitation is a profession involving the treatment and care of sick, injured or orphaned wild animals with the goal of releasing healed animals back to their natural habitats in the wild. … It combines aspects of veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, animal behavior, biology and other fields.

If you find a bird or other wild animal that has been rejected or injured, you can call on a wildlife rehabilitator. They will work with veterinarian professionals to diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses in wild animals. They treat and care for wild animals until they are fully recovered. In most cases, wild animals should be left alone. If you do determine the animal requires intervention, you can contact a wildlife rehabilitator to assess the situation, rather than trying to fix the problem yourself.

These list rehabilitators, usually by state and location, and provide a phone number so that you can call and determine what your next move should be. Some parents will abandon their babies if they can smell humans on them, which means that picking up a seemingly injured rabbit kit could cause its Mum to leave it behind.

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Young animals may seem helpless, but oftentimes they are neither abandoned nor orphaned and dont require assistance. Animals taken out of the wild by well-intentioned people are often subjected to more stress and have a decreased chance of survival and ever having a normal life. Learn what to do if you find a wild animal that might be sick or injured.

Check the notes in the map or list below to determine whether a rehabilitator is authorized to care for migratory birds.

If you have found an injured or orphaned wild animal, please read our Wildlife Emergencies page to make sure that the animal truly needs help/rescue before attempting to capture and transport the animal to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Alabama

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources wildlife rehabilitators list

Alaska

Contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for assistance.

Arizona

Arizona Game and Fish Department list of wildlife rehabilitators.

Arkansas

For migratory birds: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission rehabilitators list.

California

If you are in San Diego with native predatory wildlife in need of help, call The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center at 760-789-2324.

Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (PDF) list of wildlife rehabilitators.

Connecticut

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection list of wildlife rehabilitators.

Delaware

Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife list of wildlife rehabilitators.

Hawaii

If you are in south Florida, call the South Florida Wildlife Center at 954-524-4302 or 866-SOS-WILD

Idaho

No online listing of rehabilitators. Contact your Idaho Fish and Game Regional Office.

Illinois

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Rehabilitation (PDF) list.

Indiana

Indiana Department of Natural Resources wildlife rehabilitators list (PDF). If you are unable to locate a rehabilitator, call your DNR law enforcement district or regional headquarters.

Iowa

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (PDF)list of wildlife rehabilitators.

Kansas

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism list of wildlife rehabilitators.

Kentucky

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources list of wildlife rehabilitators.

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries list of wildlife rehabilitators.

Maine

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (PDF) list of wildlife rehabilitators by county.

Maryland

The Maryland Wildlife Rehabilitators Association list of wildlife rehabilitators by county.

Massachusetts

Wildlife Rehabilitators’ Association of Massachusetts or the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife rehabilitators list (Click your district on the right side of the page).

Michigan

Michigan Department of Natural Resources list of wildlife rehabilitators.

Missouri

No online listing of rehabilitators. Call your Missouri Department of Conservation Regional Office to locate a licensed rehabilitator.

Nevada

No online listing of wildlife rehabilitators. Call your local Game and Parks

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department list of wildlife rehabilitators.

New Jersey

New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife (PDF) list of wildlife rehabilitators.

New Mexico

No online listing of wildlife rehabilitators. Call your local Game and Fish office to locate a licensed rehabilitator. You can also consult Animal Protection of New Mexico’s list of wildlife rehabilitators.

New York

New York Department of Environmental Conservation list of wildlife rehabilitators.

North Dakota

No online listing of wildlife rehabilitators. Call your local Game and Fish District Office or a veterinarian for assistance.

Ohio

Ohio Department of Natural Resources wildlife rehabilitators registry by county.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (PDF) list of wildlife rehabilitators.

South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources wildlife rehabilitators registry by animal.

South Dakota

No online listing of wildlife rehabilitators. Call your Game, Fish & Parks Wildlife Division office to locate a licensed rehabilitator.

Texas

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife rehabilitators by county.

Utah

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources list of wildlife rehabilitators.

Vermont

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department Wildlife Rehabilitator (PDF) locator map.

Virginia

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries list of wildlife rehabilitators.

Washington

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation wildlife rehabilitators registry by county.

West Virginia

Does not permit rehabilitation of state wildlife. Call your local Department of Natural Resources District Office for assistance.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources list of wildlife rehabilitators.

Wyoming

Teton Raptor Center: Permitted facility caring for injured birds of prey.Call your Game & Fish Department Regional Office to locate other licensed rehabilitators.

What to Do with Injured Wildlife

It is common to see baby animals outside, especially during spring. They may look like they need our help, but unless they have really been orphaned or are genuinely injured, they do not need our intervention.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers Near Me

If you have monitored the rabbit or other young wildlife and have determined that it needs help, you can find professionals to help by using a wildlife rehabilitation information directory. These list rehabilitators, usually by state and location, and provide a phone number so that you can call and determine what your next move should be. The rehabilitator will ask you questions about the animal you have seen to try and determine whether it needs help. They will ask whether you have intervened and what action you have taken. Some parents will abandon their babies if they can smell humans on them, which means that picking up a seemingly injured rabbit kit could cause its Mum to leave it behind.

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Information Directory

The most comprehensive directory is managed and maintained by the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association or NWRA. Their website gives details of local rehabilitators and centers, and they also have a central office that you can contact to get the right name and number.

More information

Wildlife rehabilitators volunteer their time to provide services to wildlife and are not compensated by the Commonwealth. When contacting a rehabilitator and they are unable to answer your call, please leave a voicemail and they will return your call as soon as they are able. Licensed rehabilitators aid in the care and recuperation of provide care of sick, injured, or debilitated animals with the goal of returning the animals to the wild as quickly as possible so the animals have the best chance of survival.Wildlife rehabilitators are not authorized to rehabilitate Endangered, Threatened, or Special Concern species protected under MESA. If you’re not sure whether you have found a listed species, please contact the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. Wildlife rehabilitators are also not authorized to rehabilitate venomous snakes, black bears, moose, or white-tailed deer. Additionally, for any issues related to coyote, bobcat, fisher, river otter, and beaver, or for advice on whether a young animal needs intervention, please contact MassWildlife at 508-389-6300.