Overview

At the Wildlife Clinic, our goal is to provide professional care to sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife so healthy animals can be returned to their natural habitat.

Wildlife rehabilitators in PA must have a permit for every group of species they rehabilitate. Currently, we are permitted to accept the following native species:

  • Songbirds
  • Waterfowl (ducks, geese)
  • Raptors (owls, hawks, eagles)
  • Small mammals (squirrels, chipmunks, opossums, cottontail rabbits, etc)
  • Reptiles (non-venomous snakes, turtles)
  • Amphibians (toads, frogs, salamanders)

The Clinic does not currently have permits to rehabilitate:

  • Rabies vector species (foxes, coyotes, racoons, skunks, bats, groundhogs)
  • White-tailed deer

If you have found an injured or orphaned native animal in need of assistance, please call our 24-hour wildlife hotline at 215-482-7300 x option 2.

We are functioning with limited staff at this time; if we are unable to answer the phone immediately, please leave us a detailed voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible.

For non-urgent wildlife questions or concerns, please email wildlife@schuylkillcenter.org.

We are unable to admit or rehome domestic animals, farm animals, or pets. For help with these animals, please contact your local humane society.

Hours of Operation

10am-4pm, 7 days per week

If you have found an injured wild animal:

Do not try to pick up or move an injured animal until you have spoken with a professional who can guide you on the safest method of action.  Our wildlife hotline is open 24-hours at 215-482-7300 x option 2.

If you have found an animal you believe to be orphaned, call our wildlife hotline before attempting to contain the animal, and we can help you determine what action may be needed.

If you have spoken with someone at our clinic and it is safe to do so, wear gloves and carefully pick the animal up with a towel. Place the animal in a cardboard box or similar container that can be securely closed, and put the box in a warm, dark, and quiet location. Do not offer food or water.

Safety during COVID-19

The Wildlife Clinic takes the health of our wildlife patients, staff, volunteers, and the public very seriously. In accordance with state and local guidelines, we are operating with reduced hours and limited staff on site.

To minimize person-to-person contact, our front lobby is closed to the public.  We have set up a small outbuilding opposite our front door for patient admissions. The outbuilding is posted with directions for dropping off a patient off. This building is regularly cleaned and sanitized along with the rest of our facility. 

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Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. It is through the kindness and compassion of people like you that the Wildlife Clinic can continue to provide our essential services to our community and to native wildlife in need.

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