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Caring for Injured Wildlife

Rehabilitators with snowy owl
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.