Wildlife Rehabilitation - Care for Orphaned or Injured Wild Squirrels

Wildlife Rehabilitation Donations

I personally do not accept donations. I specialize in wildlife education. However, most of the rehabilitation specialists listed here are in desperate need of your generosity to support their ongoing efforts to care for injured, sick, and orphaned wildlife. Please consider a donation to pay for the many expenses associated with wildlife rehab, from shots to food to shelter. Click on the rehabber of your choice, and you will most likely find a link to donate on their website.

Colorado - Boulder - Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Connecticut - North Granby - Safe Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Indiana - Chesterton - Wildlife Orphanage, Inc.
Maine - Cape Neddick - York Center for Wildlife
Maine - Bridgton - Caring For Christ's Creatures Wildlife Sanctuary
Mississippi - DeSoto County - Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc.
Missouri - Kansas City - Lakeside Nature Center
New York - Owego - New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Counsel
North Carolina - Hubert - Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary
Rhode Island - Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island
Rhode Island - Barrington - Healing Paws Wildlife Rehabilitators

Here are some other advice articles for wildlife rehabilitation:
What to do with a baby bat I found?
What to do with a baby deer I found?
What to do with a baby fox I found?
What to do with a baby opossum I found?
What to do with a baby raccoon I found?
What to do with a baby hawk or eagle I found?
What to do with a baby reptile I found?
What to do with a baby mouse or rat I found?
What to do with a baby songbird I found?
What to do with a baby squirrel I found?

Here is a description of a typical week for a wildlife rehabber, as told by Diane in North Carolina
This previous week wasn't too kind to us. We have taken in so many animals that we are now putting them in pet porters because we've run out of ward kennels.

We're also seeing an increase in songbirds who are having a hard time finding forage because of the snow cover. If you feed the birds please check your feeders often and replenish seed but more important is access to fresh water. Pub a bird bath heater in or pan of water out that is easily accessible for replenishing and thawing. Birds will try to find any type of water source that they can in this weather and will even drink the runoff which right now is laden with salt from the snow removal and isn't good for them.

Many people have been calling about sharp shinned and coopers hawks that are frequenting their bird feeders. They have to eat too. Most of the little birds that they are catching are sick, injured or old.

Our facility is currently home to coyote, bobcat, bald eagle, beaver, barn owls, turkey vulture, hawks, falcons, opossums, raccoon, screech owls, cardinals, flickers, turtles, Canada geese and many more to numerous to name.

Remember the baby beaver that was too small to release before winter? Well, I have some before & after pictures for you. He now weighs 25 pounds & is eating us out of house & home. Thank goodness we stocked up on saplings before these snows because cutting wood in this weather wouldn't have been any fun. He also eats about 5 pounds of produce a day! So if you'd like to help with his continued care ~ buy us a Walmart gift card so we can shop at their Neighborhood grocery. We buy in bulk and we get more bang for the buck so to speak that way.

The stock tank is 100 gallons and he takes up about a third of it. Every 3 days we have to drain it, clean it out and refill it. He is in our sally port which isn't heated and is putting on a good layer of fat.

Also have a bobcat in that was struck by a car and has a head injury and some internal injuries. She has come right along and will be releasable in the next few weeks.

Remember the coyote? Good news ~ we were able to get her leg operated on!!! So she is now a 4 legged coyote instead of a 3 legged coyote. Many of you pledged money to help with the surgery and aftercare. Thank you ~ please send in your pledges we have along road of recovery ahead of us. Tentatively, we anticipate that she will be here another 10-12 weeks providing everything works as it should. As soon as I get the x-rays back and other pictures I'll be doing a story on her so that all of you can follow along. One of the biggest challenges that we'll face is managing her pain and changing her bandage. Because she is wild we have to use other methods of restraining her and handling her which puts stress on her.

Thanks, Diane

Please be kind to wildlife! Our wild animals are intelligent, and believe it or not, they definitely have emotions!
If you have any questions about this wildlife rehabilitation website, just email me at dseeveld@gmail.com