WildCare Inc. was incorporated in the spring of 2001 to not only provide professional care to sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife so they may be returned to the wild, but also education outreach programs focusing on the value of sharing the planet with our wild neighbors. Formerly we were part of the Monroe County Humane Association (MCHA) until they refocused their mission to only servicing companion animals.
We have taken in over 16,000 animals since we were incorporated in 2001. Roughly half our intakes are wild birds and reptiles and half, wild mammals.
Found an Animal?
WildCare Inc. does not accept adult deer. While we offer advice, we do not remove nuisance wildlife.
Orphaned? Many baby animals are not really orphaned, such as fawns or baby rabbits found during daylight hours. Put your pets in the house and do not handle. Do NOT feed this animal anything, especially cow’s milk.
Injured or Sick? If you are concerned that disease may be involved, or if the animal is aggressive DO NOT attempt to capture or handle the animal in any way. Put your pets in the house. Keep children at a distance. Do NOT feed this animal anything. Immediately call a wildlife rehabilitator or your local Animal Care and Control to report the sick or injured animal and to receive further instructions.
If you are able to get the animal into custody without injuring it or yourself (i.e. eyes closed infants), place it in any appropriate box lined with T-shirt material (no terry cloth) and air holes for ventilation. Be aware that many mammals can chew threw cardboard boxes and small birds can easily escape through small openings. Call a rehabilitator for further advice.
Our Team Leaders have full-time jobs and take phone calls from the public 7 days a week, year round from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Volunteers triage these phone calls and work under Team Leader direction. Our Board of Directors is a working body with monthly meetings and are all actively involved in animal care/rehab.