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Wildlife Rehabilitation

The ongoing goal of our organization is to encourage the public to peacefully coexist with all animals, wild and domestic. We believe if people are given access to the right resources and information, they can learn so much more about animals and gain a new perspective. Listen to and learn from the stories we share - they just might inspire you to embrace animals more in your own life.

What is Wildlife Rehabilitation?

The humane care of sick, injured or orphaned wild animals so they can be released back to their natural habitat.  The rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals should only be performed by trained, state-appointed volunteers, often referred to as wildlife rehabilitators.


The goal of every wildlife rehabber is to preserve the wild condition in the wildlife they are rehabilitating and to release them as soon as appropriate.

Wait - what is a wild animal exactly?

A wild animal isn't tame and it lives on its own without any help from people. A wild animal finds its own food, shelter, water and all its other needs in a specific natural habitat outdoors.

Some examples: squirrels, bears, birds, raccoon

Wildlife Rehabilitator

Thinking about becoming a Wildlife Rehabilitator?

You'll need to get appointed by the state!


Contact your state's Department of Environmental Protection

for wild animal emergencies.

If you're in Connecticut,

Wildlife Emergency?
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