Rehab Organizations in NY State

Bless the Beasts Foundation Inc Niagara, Erie, Genesee and Orleans Counties
Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc Pennellville
North Country Wild Care Saratoga
Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Network Glenmont 518-462-1746
Urban Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitation NYC
Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation (WINORR)  NYC/ Nassau/ Suffolk Counties

Humane Wildlife Removal

NYSWRC does not endorse any of these companies specifically. They are companies rehabbers have told us they have been happy with in the past. We are happy to add more recommendations to the list- please contact us if you’ve had a good experience with another company.

NY/NJ Wildlife Removal
QualityPro Pest & Wildlife Services
Able Wildlife

Living with Wildlife

Raccoons in Your Attic
Squirrels in Your Attic

Licensing Information

To rehabilitate mammals and non-migratory birds (NYSDEC)
To rehabilitate Migratory Birds (USFWS)

Animal Care for Rehabilitators

Natural & Captive Bird Diets
Wildlife Rehabilitation Database (baseline hematology data and basic biological information)


Loon Protocol
NYS Black Bear Response Manual
Black Bear Program – Form for Regional Complaints, Mortalities and Observations


NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Home Page
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Wildlife Rehabilitation Page – if you find wildlife
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Special License Page – forms & exam info
US Fish & Wildlife Migratory Bird Management

Find a Licensed Rehabber

Animal Help Now
DEC list of licensed rehabbers

Rehab Centers in NY State

Erie County SPCA
Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center in Southampton
Fox Wood Wildlife Rescue, Inc, Concord
Green Chimneys,  Brewster 845-279-2995,718-892-6810
Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, East Aurora
Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Poughkeepsie
Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Pennellville
Messinger Woods Care & Education Center, Orchard Park
Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, Bearsville  845-679-4211
Songwings Rehabilitation Center Belfast 716-365-2740
Wild Bird Fund in NYC
Wild Kritters in Sanborn (Niagara Co.)
Wildhaven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Medina GailWild@aol.com716-798-3884
Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons, East Quogue 631-728-9453
Wildlife Wishing Well in Ithica
Woodlands Wildlife Rehab Facility Savannah  315-365-3222
Volunteers for Wildlife Huntington 516-674-0982

Surrounding States

Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitation Association, Inc
The New Jersey Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Rehabilitation page
Pennsylvania Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators

General Information

Wildlife Rehabilitation – Is it For You?
Wildlife Rehabilitation in America Three Part Series (Note that this video contains scenes showing animals handled without gloves.  NYSWRC does not condone this practice)
IWRC Animal Placement Listing
Wildlife Rehabilitation Classes Online

Wildlife Rehabilitator Organizations & Information

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association
Wildlife Rehabilitation Information Directory
WLREHAB, worldwide e-mail list