Frequently Asked Questions

I found orphaned wildlife; can you tell me how to raise it?

It is illegal to raise wildlife without the proper state (and sometimes federal) permits. Please immediately contact a permitted wildlife rehabilitator to help this particular baby. If you are interested in learning how to help wildlife in the future, let us know

How much does it cost?

We are volunteers and rehabilitate wildlife as a passion and hobby. There is no charge for our services. However, we buy all our own specialized formula, feeding supplies, caging, bedding, and more, so donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. DONATE HERE.

Can you come pick up an animal I found?

Our volunteer rehabbers work full-time jobs, and have families and LOTS of other animals to care for. After confirming we can accept the animal, you will be responsible for transporting it to Loveland or Lebanon, Ohio. If you do not have the ability to transport, please reach out to your family neighbors, and friends and see who might be able to help! 

I found an animal that needs help. What should I do?

Please refer to our home page for information on specific species. If, after learning more about what is normal and what may require assistance, you feel the animal does need help, contact a permitted wildlife rehabilitator for specific advice. 

How do I safely contain an animal that needs help?

Your safety comes first! Remember that animals are unpredictable and can act in a defensive manner, especially if they are hurt, ill, or scared. If you feel unsafe around an animal, it is best to just keep people and pets away from it while you find assistance from a professional. 

Otherwise, you may want to follow these guidelines (excerpted from the Humane Society):