Serving South Carolina since 1993

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. 

We are currently still accepting wildlife calls at this time. Please don't hesitate to call!
Our rehabbers may ask to take certain precautions when dealing with the public in order to protect themselves and the public.
Thank you for understanding.

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.

Most of our rehabbers can respond quickly to a text message. If possible, send a picture with your text. We also need help getting the animals to us. We have many in our care, and often can’t leave to pick up an animal as they will miss feedings if we do. If you can drive or at least meet us part way, that is greatly appreciated!

Updated September, 2023

Gray Squirrel, Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Angie in Greer 864-541-5615

Opossum, Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Angie in Greer 864-541-5615

Flying Squirrel, Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Angie in Greer 864-541-5615

Chipmunk, Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Angie in Greer 864-541-5615

Raccoon, Babies Only, Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Angie in Greer, 864-541-5615

Skunks, Babies Only, Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Angie in Greer, 864-541-5615

Groundhog, Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328
Angie in Greer, 864-541-5615
Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062

Fox, Babies only, Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Angie in Greer, 864-541-5615

Bats, Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062

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

**Please note we are unable to take songbirds (this includes most birds except water birds and hawks and owls) at this time. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. Calls pertaining to songbirds may not be returned.**


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!  

Found an animal in need? Please text (include a picture if possible) or leave a message on our hotline at 864-233-0339.
For a list of rehabbers near you and emergency steps you can take to help, please visit our "I Found An Animal" page.

Upcoming Events

Contact Rhonda Weed at wrg.classes@gmail.com for class reservations only.
Classes fill up quickly!
EventDetailsLocation
WRG-SC Opossum Rehab Class
Sunday, July 7th, 2024
Arrive no later than
1:00pm – Ends approx 4:30pm
Fee: MUST be paid by 07/03/2024.. This class fee is $10 for the first personand $10 for each additional family member attending. This is payable online through our PayPal link: Pay Online
Opossums are very mis-understood critters! They're extremely helpful to our environment and some of the sweetest babies you'll ever hold:) Take this rehab class and you'll WANT to help them! Anyone interested in learning how to rehab opossums must take this class before they can rehab opies with WRG-SC. *Remember Basic Rehab Class is also a requirement to rehab any species or transport with Wildlife Rehab Group of South Carolina (WRG-SC).

Anyone interested in learning how to rehab any species with our organization must take the WRGSC Basic Rehab Class, regardless of previous experience. It is also a requirement to transport for Wildlife Rehab Group of South Carolina (WRGSC).

Class participation is available to members, including children 10 and up. We encourage children to learn about wildlife! However, younger children will be bored and can become a distraction to others trying to learn, so please be considerate!

The class instructor will have a list of paid attendees. If you're not on it, so sorry but you did NOT get your payment info in to me on time. This will require you to pay for the class and membership at the door. NO EXCEPTIONS! The instructor can not override this, so do not ask!

REQUIREMENTS:

2024 Membership Form on file Use this link if you haven’t filled it out yet this year:
Complete the Membership Form Online
Be sure to include your Name, main email address, and phone number.(AND additional participating family member names that are living in the same household).

Paid 2024 Membership Fee ($50 Individual / $60 Family - per calendar year) using this link:
Pay Membership Fee Online

Be sure to include your name, and participating family member names if applicable. *Family memberships: The adults are the responsible party for the animals and the Animal Intake Forms.

**Email me a screenshot of your payment for this class so that I have a manual for you on class day!If you're a new member, I'll need a screenshot of your membership payment too.

You are welcome to bring your own snacks & drinks (microwave & fridge available).

Please email questions to wrg.classes@gmail.com.
Haywood Rd, Greenville, SC - You will receive the full address after your payment is received
WRG-SC Basic Rehab Class
Saturday, July 20th, 2024
Arrive no later than
8:45am – Ends approx 1:00pm
Fee: MUST be paid by 07/17/2024.. This class fee is $25 for the first personand $10 for each additional family member attending. This is payable online through our PayPal link: Pay Online
Want to help the orphaned and / or injured wildlife in SC? Don't have any experience? That's ok, we will be happy to instruct you on everything you need to know! We are an all volunteer, non profit organization made up of caring individuals like you. We all care for the helpless critters from our own homes, therefore, we can do more for them. We do not have the expense and upkeep of a shelter, instead the donations we receive helps to feed and care for more animals this way.Please share this email with family and friends who might be interested too :)

Anyone interested in learning how to rehab any species with our organization must take the WRGSC Basic Rehab Class, regardless of previous experience. It is also a requirement to transport for Wildlife Rehab Group of South Carolina (WRGSC).

Class participation is available to members, including children 10 and up. We encourage children to learn about wildlife! However, younger children will be bored and can become a distraction to others trying to learn, so please be considerate!

The class instructor will have a list of paid attendees. If you're not on it, so sorry but you did NOT get your payment info in to me on time. This will require you to pay for the class and membership at the door. NO EXCEPTIONS! The instructor can not override this, so do not ask!

REQUIREMENTS:

2024 Membership Form on file Use this link if you haven’t filled it out yet this year:
Complete the Membership Form Online
Be sure to include your Name, main email address, and phone number.(AND additional participating family member names that are living in the same household).

Paid 2024 Membership Fee ($50 Individual / $60 Family - per calendar year) using this link:
Pay Membership Fee Online

Be sure to include your name, and participating family member names if applicable. *Family memberships: The adults are the responsible party for the animals and the Animal Intake Forms.

**Email me a screenshot of your payment for this class so that I have a manual for you on class day!If you're a new member, I'll need a screenshot of your membership payment too.

You are welcome to bring your own snacks & drinks (microwave & fridge available). There will be a lunch break between classes. You can bring your own or grab a quick bite from a local restaurant.

Please email questions to wrg.classes@gmail.com.
Haywood Rd, Greenville, SC - You will receive the full address after your payment is received
WRG-SC Squirrel Rehab Class
Saturday, July 20th, 2024
Arrive no later than
2:00pm – Ends approx 4:30pm
Fee: MUST be paid by 07/17/2024.. This class fee is $10 for the first personand $10 for each additional family member attending. This is payable online through our PayPal link: Pay Online
Want to help the orphaned and / or injured wildlife in SC? Don't have any experience? That's ok, we will be happy to instruct you on everything you need to know! We are an all volunteer, non profit organization made up of caring individuals like you. We all care for the helpless critters from our own homes, therefore, we can do more for them. We do not have the expense and upkeep of a shelter, instead the donations we receive helps to feed and care for more animals this way.

Anyone interested in learning how to rehab squirrels must take this class before they can rehab squirrels with WRG-SC. *Remember Basic Rehab Class is also a requirement to rehab any species or transport with Wildlife Rehab Group of South Carolina (WRG-SC).

You can bring rehab babies to class. Be sure to bring a heating pad, or other source, to keep them warm. You can utilize the fridge & microwave if a feeding is needed before or after class.

Class participation is available to members, including children 10 and up. We encourage children to learn about wildlife! However, younger children will be bored and can become a distraction to others trying to learn, so please be considerate!

The class instructor will have a list of paid attendees. If you're not on it, so sorry but you did NOT get your payment info in to me on time. This will require you to pay for the class and membership at the door. NO EXCEPTIONS! The instructor can not override this, so do not ask!

REQUIREMENTS:

2024 Membership Form on file Use this link if you haven’t filled it out yet this year:
Complete the Membership Form Online
Be sure to include your Name, main email address, and phone number.(AND additional participating family member names that are living in the same household).

Paid 2024 Membership Fee ($50 Individual / $60 Family - per calendar year) using this link:
Pay Membership Fee Online

Be sure to include your name, and participating family member names if applicable. *Family memberships: The adults are the responsible party for the animals and the Animal Intake Forms.

**Email me a screenshot of your payment for this class so that I have a manual for you on class day!If you're a new member, I'll need a screenshot of your membership payment too.

You are welcome to bring your own snacks & drinks (microwave & fridge available). There will be a lunch break between classes. You can bring your own or grab a quick bite from a local restaurant.

Please email questions to wrg.classes@gmail.com.
Haywood Rd, Greenville, SC - You will receive the full address after your payment is received


We are currently still accepting wildlife calls at this time. Please don't hesitate to call!
Our rehabbers may ask to take certain precautions when dealing with the public in order to protect themselves and the public.
Thank you for understanding.