Wild Life Rescue

Most people don’t realize that keeping any wildlife is illegal unless you have the proper licenses to do so.

If you find a baby animal you need to keep it in a warm, dark, quiet place and call your local wildlife rehabilitator (see numbers below) to make transport arrangements to get the animal into care as soon as possible.

Handle the baby the least amount possible. Improper care and handling can compromise the baby’s health, recovery and chances for eventual release. Wildlife at any age is severely stressed in a human’s care. What we see as comfort, such as holding and cuddling, they see as a life threatening situation. This stress can have serious impact on their health and can even be fatal.
IMPORTANT– CONTACT WITH HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS IS EXTREMELY STRESSFUL FOR WILDLIFE. Please minimize handling and environmental stress by keeping wildlife in a DARK, QUIET room away from people and other animals.

All small babies should be kept warm NOT HOT. A sock filled with rice and heating in the microwave for 1 minute will stay warm for about an hour. Don’t put baby directly on the sock, it get’s too hot. Place baby in a towel or old t-shirt next to the sock. Hot water in an empty plastic bottle can work as well but it will not stay hot as long.

If you have a heating pad…Put the animal in a small, towel-covered carrier lined with soft, ravel-free cloths. Place the ½ of the carrier on a heating pad set on low. Keeping the animal WARM is critical to its survival.
Rehabilitators use special formulas for each species, so please avoid giving any food. Animals that are extremely dehydrated may be given replacement electrolyte fluids SQ by qualified personnel. A cold baby cannot digest any foods or liquids. They must be warmed first.

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Local Wildlife Rehabilitators

 

FoxValleyWildlifeCenter- care for wild animals in need of help

www.foxvalleywildlife.org

45W061Il Route38 Elburn,IL60119

(630) 365-3800

 

Hoffman Estates(847) 884-1057

Animal Trackers Wildlife Company

www.chicagowildlifecontrolservice.com/

665 Edgemont Lane

Hoffman Estates

(773) 706-5208

 

ChicagoCritter Getters

www.animalcontrolhoffmanestates.net/…

1418 East Olive Street

Arlington Heights

(888) 366-7085

 

ABC Humane Wildlife Control and Prevention

www.abcwildlife.com/

525 South Park Boulevard

Glen Ellyn

(630) 942-6200

 

WillowbrookWildlifeCenter

www.willowbrookwildlife.com/

350 North Eric Drive

Palatine

(630) 264-1044

 

Critter Control

www.crittercontrol.com/

21 South Howard Avenue

Roselle

(847) 909-2696

 

Little Rascals Inc.

www.littlerascalsinc.com

Carol Stream(630) 432-4759

 

 

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Directory – Rehabbers By State

www.wildliferehabber.org/st_disp_list.php

 

Abandoned Wild Babies Animal Rescue

Organization Name: Abandoned Wild Babies Animal Rescue
Website: www.awbar.com
Phone: (815) 474-5220
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
City: Lockport
State: IL
Zip Code: 60441
Primary Contact Name: Amanda Smith
Primary Contact Email: smithfarm1@hotmail.com
Secondary Contact Name: N/A
Secondary Contact Email: N/A
Permits:
State Mammals

 

Animals:
Squirrels

 

Rabbits

 

Raccoons

 

Opossum

 

Woodchucks

 

Chipmunk

 

 

Kane Area Rehabilitation And Education For Wildlife

Organization Name: Kane Area Rehabilitation And Education For Wildlife
Website: www.kareforwildlife.org
Phone: (630) 377-189
Address Line 1: 35w261Fox River
Address Line 2:
City: Saint Charles
State: IL
Zip Code: 60174
Primary Contact Name: Vicki
Primary Contact Email: Vatrost@yahoo.com
Secondary Contact Name:
Secondary Contact Email:
Permits:
Animals:
Squirrels

 

Raccoons

 

Opossum

 

Raptors

 

Fawns/Deer

 

Coyotes

 

Foxes

 

Comments: Illinois, Western region,KaneCounty(St. Charles)

 

Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation

Organization Name: Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation
Website: www.flintcreekwildlife.org
Phone: (847) 842-8000
Address Line 1: 117 S Cook St #145
Address Line 2:
City: Barrington
State: IL
Zip Code: 60010
Primary Contact Name: Dawn Keller
Primary Contact Email: dawn@flintcreekwildlife.org
Secondary Contact Name:
Secondary Contact Email:
Permits:
Federal Waterfowl

 

Federal Eagles

 

Federal Songbirds

 

Federal All Birds

 

State Mammals

 

State Reptiles

 

State Deer/Fawn

 

Federal Raptors

 

Animals:
Squirrels

 

Songbirds

 

Waterfowl

 

Rabbits

 

Turtles

 

Opossum

 

Raptors

 

Wading Birds

 

Fawns/Deer

 

Coyotes

 

Foxes

 

Rodents

 

Eagles

 

Non Protected birds

 

Reptiles

 

Snakes

 

Woodchucks

 

Hedgehog

 

Amphibians

 

Beaver

 

Chipmunk

 

Comments: We have three locations. Please list us in 60010, 60143 and 60606 zip codes.

 

 

Back To The WIld

Organization Name: Back To The WIld
Website:
Phone: (309) 762-7719
Address Line 1: 4038 12th Street
Address Line 2:
City: Moline
State: IL
Zip Code: 61265
Primary Contact Name: Susan Allison
Primary Contact Email: Backtothewild@mchsi.com
Secondary Contact Name:
Secondary Contact Email:
Permits:
State Mammals

 

Federal Songbirds

 

Federal Waterfowl

 

Animals:
Squirrels

 

Songbirds

 

Waterfowl

 

Rabbits

 

Raccoons

 

Turtles

 

Opossum

 

Wading Birds

 

Rabies Vector Species

 

Bats

 

Coyotes

 

Bobcats

 

Foxes

 

Rodents

 

Non Protected birds

 

Reptiles

 

Snakes

 

Exotic Birds

 

Woodchucks

 

Skunk

 

Ferrets

 

Hedgehog

 

Beaver

 

Porcupine

 

Prairie Dog

 

Chipmunk

 

Comments: I work the midnight shift and try to sleep until 4PM. All phone calls will be returned asap. If you have an emergency that cannot wait, please contact the DNR or local police for a list of other wildlife contacts. Thank You.

 

&nbs