Many times, an animal we think may be in trouble is in fact exhibiting natural behavior. Young wild animals always do best when left with their parents, and even babies that have been separated from their parents can often be reunited successfully with them. If you have found an animal you believe may need “rescuing,” please call us at 419-877-0060 or here for bird and here for mammalto determine whether intervention is necessary. If no one answers, please leave a message; someone will call you back. Volunteers and staff check messages throughout the day, and are not always near the phone. Someone will call you back. We provide emergency medical service to injured wildlife free of charge, and survive on donations. Please keep in mind the time, energy, paid staff time, medical supplies and sometimes gas money for transport that Nature's Nursery has to provide. A donation at the time of service is suggested.
Click here if you have found a bird that may need help, and thenherefor information about rescuing birds.
Click here if you have found a mammal that may need help, and then here for information about rescuing mammals.
Nature’s Nursery serves 18 counties in Northwest Ohio. Call us at 419-877-0060 if you need assistance locating a wildlife rehabilitator in another area.PLEASE NOTE: It is against the law for people to possess wild animals without the necessary state and/or federal permits. Never try to raise a wild animal or bird yourself. Not only can you be fined and/or imprisoned, but the animal’s best chance for survival is to be raised by trained professionals who can provide the proper diet and medical care. Additionally, many animals carry diseases or parasites that can be transmitted to humans, especially children.
Wildlife rehabilitation involves caring for injured, orphaned or ailing native animals, with the ultimate goal of releasing them back into the wild. Nature’s Nursery is licensed by the Ohio Division of Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and takes in approximately 3,000 animals each year. Our hotline is available 365 days a year, and helps more than 15,000 callers annually with questions about wildlife issues or an animal they have found.