Found wildlife?

Did you find an injured or orphaned wild animal? Here are some helpful tips and instructions to help determine the best course of action.

What type of animal did you find?

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Important Information

  • Always use caution when dealing with injured wildlife.
  • Do not handle rabies vector species (bats, skunks, fox, raccoon, coyote) without personal protection equipment, even if there’s no reason to believe the animal carries the virus.
  • Don’t feed the wildlife! The sooner you can get a sick, injured or orphaned animal into care, the better its chances of survival.
  • It is illegal to rehabilitate wildlife without a permit.

Find a Rehabilitator

Savage Hart

We are located in Columbus, Georgia. We are available 5 days a week 10am – 5pm to help provide assistance. Please call or text the wildlife hotline at (888) 444–1810. If it is after hours, please leave a message and we will return your call ASAP.

Other Resources

For wildlife found outside our service area, refer to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources or Animal Help Now

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PO Box 451 – Fortson GA 31808
Savage Hart Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation. Federal Tax ID 47-3097192.