The doctors at Littleton Animal Hospital have recently become certified to rehabilitate wildlife!
Wildlife rehabilitation is the treatment and care of injured, orphaned, or sick wild animals with the purpose of releasing them back into their natural environments. We currently have a small program with a limited capacity but we are able to triage over the phone to help guide people to the best resources. We urge people to call us prior to intervening with any wild animal unless it is in imminent danger. A baby animal's best chance at survival is with its mother, so we may guide you through trying to reunite any potential orphans with their mothers before bringing them to a wildlife rehabilitator. Unfortunately, due to our size and facility restrictions we are unable to take certain species, including raccoons, skunks, bats, and large carnivores.
The wildlife program is funded entirely through donations, both monetary as well as resources. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates of animals that we are working with and ways you can help them. We are also able to take financial donations to help purchase medical supplies to treat injured and sick wildlife. Since our program is very new, please see the link below to view a list of specific items we are looking for to try to establish our supplies. The more donations we receive, the more animals we can help.
You can check out our wildlife rehab wish list here; all donations can be dropped off during our regular business hours. We appreciate your generosity!