You should know that a baby wild animal’s best chance of survival is to be raised by its own parent(s), since the parents teach their young vital survival skills. This is why our first priority is to see if a seemingly orphaned baby can be reunited with its parents, rather than automatically taken to a rehabilitator.
If you have found an injured, orphaned or ill animal or bird, please contact a Wildlife Rehabilitator as soon as possible.
DO NOT FEED THE ANIMAL(S)!
Click hereto be directed to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Distressed Wildlife site.
Scroll down on the DEEP page until you see a list of animals. Click on the appropriate link and you will be directed to list of state-appointed Wildlife Rehabilitators in Connecticut , for that species. Select the rehabilitator closest to you.
The Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitation Association,
Inc. (CWRA), is an organization established by state-appointed rehabilitators with the
goal of improving the care of distressed wildlife in Connecticut.
What We Do
Networking and Support
Provide the public
with assistance for distressed wildlife through our network of trained volunteers, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
Assist other states with implementation of CWRA's model policy which allows rehabilitators to safely care for
rabies vector species
Provide access to
inexpensive supplies for rehabilitators through quantity purchases and
opportunities for members through regular meetings
rehabilitation skills to members and prospective permittees through regular
seminars and workshops
with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in developing rehabilitator
the public and the media about coexisting with wildlife and helping them
resolve distressed and nuisance wildlife problems
a wildlife hotline to assist the community with wildlife issues
members about issues affecting rehabilitators and wildlife
Become part of a growing
network of state-appointed volunteers who help injured and orphaned wildlife
Membership in the association
is open to everyone
Individuals and organizations are encouraged to join