Caring for Injured Wildlife
Checking the band on an injured snowy owl
~Photo courtesy of Kelly Martin
Wildlife rehabilitators aid in the care and recuperation of injured or sick wild animals. All wildlife rehabilitators are licensed by the DEC. If you find a wild animal in need of assistance, a contact list of licensed wildlife rehabilitators is offered here for your convenience.
Keep in mind:
- Rehabilitators volunteer their time to provide services to wildlife.
- Not all rehabilitators may be able to accept every injured or orphaned animal.
- No state funding is available for animal caging, veterinary care, medicine or food.
Contact a Rehabilitator
Find a Wildlife Rehabilitator Near You - use this searchable database to contact a licensed rehabilitator in your area.
Becoming a Rehabilitator
Wildlife Rehabilitator License - information on becoming a wildlife rehabilitator in New York State and for current rehabilitators.