Wildlife Emergency Guide

Wildlife Emergency Guide

How to find a Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Near You!

Please visit AHNow.org (Animal Help Now), you can search by zip code or area to find a local and licensed rehabilitator in your area.

Visit AnimalHelpNow.org for assistance with wildlife emergencies throughout the United States.

Temporary Emergency Care until a Qualified Wildlife Rehabilitator can be reached.

The first and most important thing to do is the keep the animal warm. Please do not give the animal water, food, or anything similar. Each animal has specific dietary needs at different stages of their life. Specifically for water or fluids some cannot process liquids and may aspirate and choke to death. So please just keep the animal warm and in a dark and quiet place. A shoebox or appropriately sized shipping box or travel carrier will work. Then call an experienced and Licensed Rehabilitator in your area.

  1. Keep Animal Warm - supplemental heat such as a heating pad on LOW. Please do not heat an injured tortoise or reptile.
  2. Keep Animal Quiet
  3. Keep Animals Environment as Dark as Possible. A ventilated cardboard box is perfect.
  4. Call a Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator