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Find a wildlife rehabilitator

If you find a sick, injured, debilitated, or orphaned animal, you may decide to contact a rehabilitator. A licensed wildlife rehabilitator can care for the animal and attempt to return it to the wild.

Use the table below and sort by town to find a rehabilitator near you. Please note that many rehabilitators specialize in treating certain species or categories of animals. Before trying to capture or transport an animal for care, contact a rehabilitator to get advice on the best procedures for safely collecting an animal.

In the table, the letters M, B, and R under the rehabilitator's name indicate the wildlife category the rehabilitator will treat if possible. M = Mammals, B = Birds, R = Reptiles

Updated June 2018

* = Has federal permit

* A Federal Migratory Bird Rehabilitation permit issued by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is required to rehabilitate migratory birds. A state wildlife rehabilitation permit only authorizes the following bird species to be rehabilitated: wild turkey, ruffed grouse, rock pigeon, mute swan, ring-necked pheasant, house sparrow, starling, and northern bobwhite. If a rehabilitator does not have an asterisk (*) by their name, then they cannot accept migratory birds.

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Please keep in mind that 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.

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