The Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic provides care for injured or orphaned native wildlife that has been found by the public outdoors. Examples include: hawks and owls, songbirds, and mammals.
While we do not charge for this care, donations are greatly appreciated! Here is our Wildlife Donation Wishlist:
- Towels, washcloths, blankets and fleeces
- Paper Towels, Dawn dish soap, bleach
- Heating pads
- Food: Kitten Milk Replacer (powdered), powdered goats milk, baby bird handfeeding formula, jars of (human) baby food
- Simple monetary contributions
Click here to donate online!
We are sorry, but due to the volume of calls, we do not take after hours emergency calls for wildlife. All after hours calls should be directed to state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitators who are trained to provide emergency care, and will transport them to the clinic for medical attention. A full list of licensed rehabiliators can be found on the DNR website here.
Please be advised that it is illegal to capture and keep native Indiana wildlife for any reason, other than rescue and transportation to licensed wildlife rehabilitators. In general, most wildlife do not make good pets, and some can cause severe injury to would-be rescuers.
A wonderful website for information on what to do with injured or orphaned birds while you are waiting for response from a licensed rehabilitator is:
Indiana licensed wildlife rehabilitators:
Chris and Liz Hatton: 877-1187
Kristen Hiteman: 902- DUCK
Injured mammals should be carefully trapped into a container such as a box, or in case of larger wildlife, a large cardboard box or trash can. Be careful not to directly handle any injured mammal during a rescue attempt. Orphaned young mammals should be provided with a gentle heat source, such as hot water bottles or a heating pad on low, until they can be turned over to the rehabilitator.
Injured wildlife can be dropped off any time at the clinic during regular clinic hours.