I Found an Animal

Immediate assistance for sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife is essential. Wild animals require specialized medical care and diets. Even a few hours can mean the difference between life and death, or ability to be returned to the wild. Do not attempt to care for a wild animal yourself. 

If you find an orphaned or injured wild animal, call or text one of our trained wildlife rehabilitators listed below. Please allow them time to return your call as we are all volunteers. When leaving a message, give your name, phone number, species of animal and the city you are in. You may also leave a message on our hotline at 864-233-0339. Updated July 21, 2017


Gray Squirrel, Kathy in Greenville, 864-313-5302,
Jane in Saluda, 860-942-1092

Opossum, Madison in Gray Court, 321-696-1966
Jane in Saluda, 860-942-1092

Flying Squirrel, Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328
Jane in Saluda, 860-942-1092
Kathy in Greenville, 864-313-5302

Chipmunk, Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328
Jane in Saluda, 860-942-1092
Kathy in Greenville, 864-313-5302

Rabbit, Kathy in Greenville, 864-313-5302,
Jane in Saluda, 860-942-1092

Fox or Bobcat, Kathy in Seneca, 864-247-7347

Groundhog, Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328,
Jane in Saluda, 860-942-1092

Turtle or Snake, Madison in Gray Court, 321-696-1966

Waterfowl, Wendy in Greenville, 864-423-2328

Deer, Jane in Saluda, 860-942-1092

**Please note we are unable to take songbirds at this time. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.**


For temporary emergency care of injured or orphaned wildlife until a rehabilitator can be reached, we ask you to

1) Keep the animal in a warm, quiet and sheltered place. If you can safely put it in a box with a lid, that is best!
2) Do not feed or give any liquids.
3) Do not handle excessively!
4) Keep all children and pets away.

If you find an animal in need, call us right away! 864-233-0339

For more detailed information, read Until You Reach a Rehabilitator



No matter where you are, good sources of help include your local humane society, animal shelters, or your local veterinarian.



If you're trying to find a rehabber outside of SC, search for your state's wildlife department and rehabilitators list.

If you find an animal in need, call us right away!  

Upcoming Events

Reserve your spot in a class by contacting WRG at wrgswinters@gmail.com
EventDateLocation
Basic Rehab ClassLate August, 9:30AM - 12:30PMLocation TBD
Squirrel Rehab ClassLate August, 1:00PM - 3:00PMLocation TBD
General MeetingThursday, August 24, 6:30PM451 Haywood Road, side entrance
Board MeetingThursday, September 21, 6:30PMWendy's house