Select "Wildlife Center" under "Designation"
We only accept patients by appointment.
If you find a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal:
Please call us at (608) 838-0413 ext. 151 and leave a message with your name, phone number and a detailed description of the situation. We will return your call as quickly as we are able, but please expect a short wait as our staffing is reduced this time of year. We accept patients from 10 am to 6 pm seven days a week. While you wait for us to return your call, please keep the animal in a quiet location and do not feed the animal.
If you have found an injured wild animal outside of our regular admission hours, please leave a message for us at 608-287-3235 so we may return your call right away in the morning. In the meantime, please do not feed the animal, and keep them in a secure, warm and quiet locaiton away from pets and people until we return your call. Thank you for caring about wildlife!
We work with all species of native birds, reptiles and amphibians, bats and most small mammals. We do not work with deer, raccoon, house sparrows, European starlings, mice or skunk. If you have found an animal that is one of the species we do not work with, please call the DNR Service Center at 1-888-936-7463 for the name and number of another rehabilitator that can help you.
Interested in an internship?
DCHS's Wildlife Center offers unpaid internships for college students and recent graduates. Stay tuned for more information about 2016 internship opportunities.
Thank you for caring about Wisconsin's Wildlife!
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