What To Do

Step 1

Handle with care and caution.

Even the smallest wild animals need to be handled and cared for with precaution and safety.  To protect yourself, wear gloves and keep proper hygiene.

Step 2

Keep the animal stress-free

This means a box in a dark, quiet and warm place with little to no human interaction or contact. When transporting to CWCC, do not put AC on the animal, keep windows up and music off.

Step 3

DO NOT feed or treat the wildlife.

While it might seem helpful at the time, it can cause more damage to improperly feed or treat wildlife. Please, for the wellbeing of the animal, do not attempt to feed or give them water. Wildlife can stand a good amount of time without food or water.

Step 4

Call us Immediately!
980-389-1133

If it goes to voicemail, please leave a detailed message stating the status of the animal, the location, and how we can reach you.

IT IS ILLEGAL to keep wildlife without the proper licensing. Wildlife officers are cracking down on anyone who illegally possesses wildlife in their home, even if you are trying to help the animal. Wildlife are not meant to be pets and need to be in the wild where they belong. All wildlife has the potential to carry serious disease so it is in the best interest of you, your family, and the animal to get it to a licensed wildlife professional immediately.  Please always contact us if you find an animal in need.

Call Us: (980) 389-1133   |   Business hours: (9am - 6pm)

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