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
Cissy in Chesnee 864-237-8353
Angie in Greer 864-541-5615

Opossum, Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Cissy in Chesnee 864-237-8353
Angie in Greer 864-541-5615

Flying Squirrel, Karen in Anderson, 864-202-9979
Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Cissy in Chesnee 864-237-8353
Angie in Greer 864-541-5615

Chipmunk, Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Karen in Anderson, 864-202-9979
Cissy in Chesnee 864-237-8353
Angie in Greer 864-541-5615

Raccoon, Babies Only, Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Angie in Greer, 864-541-5615
Cissy in Chesnee, 864-237-8353

Skunks, Babies Only, Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Angie in Greer, 864-541-5615
Cissy in Chesnee, 864-237-8353

Groundhog, Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328
Angie in Greer, 864-541-5615
Cissy in Chesnee, 864-237-8353
Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062

Fox, Babies only, Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Angie in Greer, 864-541-5615
Cissy in Chesnee, 864-237-8353

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 Basic Rehab Class
Saturday, March 16th, 2024
Arrive no later than
8:30am – Ends approx 12:00pm
Fee: MUST be paid by 03/13/2024.. 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.

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.
Greenville, SC - Provided once we receive your payment screenshot
WRG-SC Wildlife Public Events Class
Saturday, March 16th, 2024
Arrive no later than
1:00pm
Fee: None. *PLEASE let me know you are attending and include a list of family members too. We will need to make sure we have enough chairs set up ahead of time - THANKS!
We have so many public events scheduled already this year! We NEED your help in making them a success. Learn how YOU can help with this, whether it be gathering items needed beforehand, bringing approved wildlife, talking to the public, and of course how to make it a FUN event. All ideas are welcome to be shared with the WRGSC Board Members.

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!

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 BEFORE this class.
Please email questions to wrg.classes@gmail.com.
Greenville, SC - Provided once we receive your payment screenshot
WRG-SC Wildlife 911
Saturday, March 16th, 2024
Arrive no later than
2:00pm – Ends approx 4:00pm
Fee: MUST be paid by 03/13/2024. 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
We encourage everyone to take this class! Speaking with any "Finder" of a wildlife animal needing help can be nerve wrecking. This class will give you solutions to a variety of wildlife problems and help you understandour process. For example, you will learn about reuniting babies separated from their mothers.You will leave with the skills to assist Finders with a variety of situations! **Note: This class is not about emergency wound triage, that is what your mentor is for.

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.
Greenville, SC - Provided once we receive your payment screenshot
Pet Expo
Saturday, March 9, 10am

Spring Skunk Music Fest
Landrum Farmers Market
221 West Rutherford Road, Landrum, SC
Greer International Festival
Saturday, April 20, 11am
Greer Goes Global: An International Festival
Spring Skunk Music Fest
Greer City Park
301 E Poinsett St, Greer, SC
JiRoz Groupraise Dinner
Wednesday April 10, 4pm

Spring Skunk Music Fest
Corner of Stone and Main
Greenville, SC
Wheels for Wildlife Car Show
Saturday, April 27, 11am
Rain Date June 1
Camelot Cinemas
48 E. Antrim Drive, Greenville, SC
Reedy River Duck Derby
Saturday, May 4, 2:30pm
The cut-off for adoptions will be at 1:45 PM or at 14,000 ducks adopted (whichever comes first)
Spring Skunk Music Fest
Falls Park
Greenville, SC


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.