Animals will often be more aggressive if they are injured or diseased. Be extremely cautious when approaching any injured animal or animal which appears to be sick or is acting in an abnormal manner.
Relocate children and pets indoors. Bats, foxes, raccoons and skunks cannot be rehabilitated due to the possibility of rabies and should not be handled.
Locate a Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator (See below) in your area if you find an injured animal. Licensed wildlife rehabilitators provide care for an animal to a point in which it can be released back into its natural environment.
Licensed wildlife rehabilitators provide care for an animal to a point in which it can be released back into its natural environment. These rehabilitators can assist you with injured or orphaned wildlife.
Find rehabilitators in your county by selecting from the drop-down list below.
View the list below to contact a permitted fawn rehabilitator:
- You may also contact your local veterinarian for the name of a rehabilitator in the area, or to ask if they would be willing to help.
- You can also call the Wildlife Permits and License Office at (919) 707-0060 or Wildlife Enforcement Communications at (919) 707-0040 to obtain the name and telephone number of a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in your area.
- Injured Deer or Black Bear
The Wildlife Enforcement Division should be called in the case of injured deer or black bear at 1-800-662-7137, or (919) 707-0040 for Wake County.
- Injured Endangered/Threatened Species
If the injured animal can be identified as an endangered or threatened species, contact the Wildlife Enforcement Division at 1-800-662-7137, or (919) 707-0040 or the US Fish and Wildlife Service at (919) 856-4786.