Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What kind of animals can you rehabilitate?

A: We can take all Michigan mammals, excluding skunks and bats (due to rabies risk). We are not yet licensed for raptors or waterfowl.

Q: Will you take mice or rats?

A: Unfortunately, no. As cute as they are, we will be raising feeder mice in the future to support the livelihood of raptors, and mammals.

Q: Do you take cats and dogs?

A: No. We only take wildlife. If you have found an injured or abandoned domestic pet, refer to your nearest humane society.

Q: Can I come and visit an animal that I drop off to you?

A: Unfortunately, no. We are not a humane society, or a zoo. Think of us more as a wildlife hospital. Constant peeping can make animals uncomfortable and scared or over accustomed to human contact.

Q: Can I volunteer?

A: Yes. On our donate tab on the top right of the page is a volunteer link. Some seasons are busier than others, but we always need help!

Q: I found a baby deer/bunny/raccoon, etc. What do I do?

A: Just watch. Most moms are only with their babies a few times a day to prevent luring predators to their young. For more answers...check out I Found an Animal.

Q: How do I get the animal to you?

A: It's easiest if you drop it off at one of our locations. Often times, we cannot leave the facilities. For a map, check out Contact Us.

Q: My dog/cat came into contact with a wild animal, what should I do?

A: Be sure to check your pet over very well for punctures/parasites. Make sure to look in their mouths as well. If you have any concerns about your pet, call your nearest veterinarian.

Q: How do I donate? Is it tax deductible?

A: You can donate on our website through the donate tab. Or mail your donation to one of our locations. Yes, if you donate through our website you will get a receipt  with our tax information. If you mail in your donation, we will mail you a receipt.

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