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Find a Wildlife Rehabilitator Near You

Wildlife rehabilitators are licensed by DEC to care for injured or orphaned wildlife for release back into the wild. Rehabilitators volunteer their time and do not receive funding for expenses associated with their services (veterinary care, food, medicine, etc.).
Important note on handling sick or injured wildlife: If you discover sick or injured wildlife, please contact a rehabilitator immediately for advice on safe handling, both for your sake and for the animal. Some animals require special handling, while others may have diseases that can be transferred to people. Extra precautions should be taken around bats, raccoons or skunks as these species have a higher risk of carrying rabies, which can be transmitted to humans and pets.