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I Found an Animal

Immediate assistance for sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife is essential. Wild animals require specialized medical care and diets. Even a few hours can mean the difference between life and death, or ability to be returned to the wild. Do not attempt to care for a wild animal yourself. 

If you find an orphaned or injured wild animal, call or text one of our trained wildlife rehabilitators listed below. Please allow them time to return your call as we are all volunteers. When leaving a message, give your name, phone number, species of animal and the city you are in. This list does not include all of our rehabbers, only the ones directing calls for the species listed here. Be assured we will get your call handled efficiently and as quickly as possible! Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release.

You may also leave a message on our hotline at 864-233-0339.
Updated February 25, 2019


Gray Squirrel, Laura in Inman, 828-606-8244
Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092
Jessica in Cleveland, 864-516-0751
Kerstin in Woodruff, 864-680-8007
Susan in Hilton Head 937-329-1518

Opossum, Madison in Gray Court, 321-696-1966
Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092
Susan in Hilton Head 937-329-1518
Kerstin in Woodruff, 864-680-8007
Jessica in Cleveland, 864-516-0751

Flying Squirrel, Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328
Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092
Susan in Hilton Head 937-329-1518

Chipmunk, Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328
Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092

Rabbit, Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092
Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328

Fox, Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328

Groundhog, Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328,
Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092

Turtle or Snake, Madison in Gray Court, 321-696-1966
Kelli in Pelzer, limited pick up, 864-325-7528

Waterfowl, Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328

Domestic Duck, Susan in Hilton Head 937-329-1518

Deer, Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092
Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328

Raccoon, Babies Only, Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092
Susan in Hilton Head, 937-329-1518

Hawk or Owl, Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328

**Please note we are unable to take songbirds at this time. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. If a bird is mortally injured, we can refer you to a vet for final care.**


For temporary emergency care of injured or orphaned wildlife until a rehabilitator can be reached, we ask you to

1) Keep the animal in a warm, quiet and sheltered place. If you can safely put it in a box with a lid, that is best!
2) Do not feed or give any liquids.
3) Do not handle excessively!
4) Keep all children and pets away.

If you find an animal in need, call us right away! 864-233-0339

For more detailed information, read Until You Reach a Rehabilitator



No matter where you are, good sources of help include your local humane society, animal shelters, or your local veterinarian.



If you're trying to find a rehabber outside of SC, search for your state's wildlife department and rehabilitators list.

If you find an animal in need, call us right away!  

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Wild Bird Center Grand Opening
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