Conservation through Rehabilitation


Found Wildlife? 

Step 1

Handle with care and caution.
  • First, determine if the animal needs help

  • Wear gloves and use thick towels, even with the smallest animal

  • NEVER touch an animal with bare hands

  • Use extra caution with skunks, fox, raccoons and bats

  • Get it into a secure box right away

Step 2

DO NOT feed or treat the wildlife.

Improper feeding can cause:

  • Bloat

  • Diarrhea

  • Aspiration Pneumonia

  • Death

Wildlife can stand a good amount of time without food or water.

Step 3

Keep the animal stress-free
  • Put the animal in a secure box

  • Place the box in a dark, quiet and warm place

  • Do not handle or keep looking at the animal

  • Stay very quiet and keep pets away

Step 4

Call us Immediately!

We run on a voicemail only system. Please leave a detailed voicemail with the animal, the size of the animal, the location found, how long you've had the animal and how you can be reached. You can also text us a photo for a faster response. 

About Us

Carolina Wildlife Conservation Center is a wildlife rescue and sanctuary in North Carolina. 

  • Staffed by state-licensed wildlife rehabilitators

  • Our patients come from all over the state

  • Conservation through rehabilitation 

  • 24-hour care

  • Large wildlife hospital

  • 105 acres of preserved wildlife land

  • All rescued animals are released back into the wild 

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Thousands of wild animals saved per year! CWCC runs solely on generous donations from fellow animal-lovers and wildlife advocates. We are not funded by any state or federal income. We have a truly grateful heart for any support of CWCC and it’s wildlife. All donation are tax deductible. 

Call Us: (980) 389-1133   |   Business hours: (9am - 9pm)

This organization is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt charity organization under the North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act.