KWC is NOT authorized for Rabies Vector Species

For assistance with a Raccoon, Skunk, Fox or Bat, please contact the closest wildlife centre to you, authorized to accept RVS
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Removing a wild animal from its natural habitat might actually do more harm than good. Before attempting to intervene, please make sure the animal actually needs your help.
Observe the situation from a safe distance and take pictures. Do not take unnecessary risks when attempting to help a wild animal; human safety must always come first. 
Wild animals, even when immature or incapacitated, can be dangerous when scared or stressed, trying to defend themselves or escape.

Never touch a wild animal with your bare hands.

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What you are witnessing may be perfectly normal behaviour. Look For:

  • Weakness or unconsciousness
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Discharge from the ears, eyes or nose
  • Large patches of missing/damaged feathers, fur or shell
  • Foreign objects stuck to or wrapped around the body
  • A deceased parent or siblings nearby
  • Bleeding
  • Open wounds
  • Fly eggs or maggots
  • Cat attack - even without visible or obvious wounds
  • Broken, injured or missing limbs – hindered movement
  • Non-stop shivering or crying

If you see any of these signs, the animal needs immediate help

As a volunteer powered charitable organization, we do not have the means or resources for pick ups or field rescues. We must rely on finders bringing animals in need of care to our facility.

Please do not bring animals to the centre without first confirming an intake time with a wildlife volunteer.

Injury, Illness & Parasites

Identify common wildlife issues, learn how and where to find help

Baby Wildlife

Identify when and how to help orphaned and abandoned immature wildlife

Species Specific Issues

Wildlife concerns, resources, and where to find help