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 it is between 6 pm-10 am and you have found an animal in serious condition that you do not think will survive the night, please call Madison Veterinary Specialists who may be able to provide emergency care until we open the following morning. They can be reached 24 hours a day at (608) 274-7772. If the animal appears stable, please keep the animal in a warm and quiet location overnight, do not feed the animal, and leave a message so that we may call you back.
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?
FLWC offers unpaid internships for college students and recent graduates. Stay tuned for more information about 2016 internship opportunities.
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