Found an Animal Rescue Information

What do I do if I find an ill, injured or orphaned animal?

Safety first! Never approach or attempt to handle a wild animal unless you are certain you can do so without harm to yourself or the animal!

When you handle a wild animal, always wear gloves (or other hand covering) and eye protection.  Remember that even baby animals can scratch or bite, and all wildlife can carry parasites like ticks and mites. 

How to Get Help:

  • For assistance with wildlife: call WildCare at 415-456-7283. Operators are available from 9am to 5pm, 365 days a year
  • After 5pm PST: for wildlife emergencies only, call our Wildlife Emergency Nightline at 415-300-6359
  • WildCare's Wildlife Hospital is open to admit animal patients from 9am - 5pm, seven days a week.
  • WildCare is located in Marin County, which is in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. If you live elsewhere, you will need to find your local wildlife care center to take your rescued animal. Use the AnimalHelpNow site and app to find your local wildlife care center.

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