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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. 

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 July, 2020


Gray Squirrel, Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092
Jessica in Cleveland, 864-516-0751
Tiffany in Hilton Head, 843-422-2654
Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062

Opossum, Madison in Gray Court, 321-696-1966
Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092
Jessica in Cleveland, 864-516-0751
Tiffany in Hilton Head, 843-422-2654
Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062

Flying Squirrel, Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328
Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092
Jessica in Cleveland, 864-516-0751
Tiffany in Hilton Head, 843-422-2654
Karen in Anderson, 864-202-9979

Chipmunk, Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328
Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092
Jessica in Cleveland, 864-516-0751
Karen in Anderson, 864-202-9979

Rabbit, Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092
Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328
Jessica in Cleveland, 864-516-0751

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

Deer, Fawns Only, Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092
Jessica in Cleveland, 864-516-0751
Karen in Anderson, 864-202-9979

Raccoon, Babies Only, Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092
Tiffany in Hilton Head, 843-422-2654
Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Jessica in Cleveland, 864-516-0751

Skunks, Babies Only, Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092
Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Jessica in Cleveland, 864-516-0751

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

Fox, Jane in Saluda, SC, 860-942-1092

Bats, Susan in Greer, 864-905-8062
Tiffany in Hilton Head, 843-422-2654

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!  

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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.