Rescue Advice

IMPORTANT: If you found an injured animal, please use caution.

A lot of the time, people with good intentions actually do more harm than good by trying to “save” wildlife that they believe to be in danger. Many animals we get didn’t need to be “rescued“, and were instead going through the natural process of growing up.

If you find a sick or injured wild animal, or a baby animal in need of intervention, please contact us here 919-428-0896 or contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in your area as soon as possible. Some specific suggestions for dealing with the most common baby animals – birds, rabbits, squirrels, opossums, and deer – are provided here.

For general information, send your inquiries to us here.

Do not handle a wild animal unless you must, and before taking action read about the animal in question here.

NOTE: Special care should be taken in dealing with high-risk rabies species – raccoons, skunks, foxes, bats and groundhogs, when you encounter an animal of this species do not attempt to handle. Call a local rehabilitator or the wildlife commission for instructions.