Call the Wildlife Conservation Center at 330.477.0448 before handling any wild animal that you believe needs help. We will advise you on safety measures, proper containment, and transportation. If the center is not open, follow the voicemail instructions.
Wild animals are protected by federal and state laws, making it illegal for anyone to possess them without proper permits. The Wildlife Conservation Center maintains all necessary permits to care for most native species of wildlife.
In accordance with state regulations, all wild animals accepted for rehabilitation become the property of the State of Ohio.
If you find a wild animal that appears to be sick or injured, look for these signs that it needs help:
Parent animals often leave their young for a few hours while they gather food. If you see baby wildlife alone, look for these signs that they need help:
If you see any of the above signs, call the Wildlife Conservation Center at 330.477.0448.
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