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What’s Wildlife Rehabilitation?
Wildlife rehabilitation is the care and treatment of wild animals that have been injured or abandoned. It takes special knowledge and skills to feed and care for these animals to ensure their successful return to the wild.
If you’ve found an injured or orphaned wild animal, take a deep breath and read the information we provide on each species, then give us a call.
In North Carolina, it is illegal to possess wild animals without the appropriate permits. Wild animals, even in a weakened state, can be dangerous to humans and pets. They also can transmit a wide variety of diseases and parasites. If you must handle a wild animal, make sure you take precautions, including gloves and safety goggles.
It is illegal to possess wild birds, including songbirds, hawks, owls, shorebirds and most other migratory species, without a federal permit.