DNR's list of permitted wildlife rehabilitators. For more information, contact the Division of Fish & Wildlife at 317-232-4200 or dfw@dnr.IN.gov.
This vet will accept wildlife during open hours. Contact information is on their website.
For advice and referrals by phone, you can call Katja Craft at 317-263-1131.
Mother deer leave their babies alone while they eat. If you find a fawn, it is likely not abandoned. Leave it alone and watch from a distance to make sure mom comes back. Learn more here.
Unless you know for certain the mother has died, baby rabbits usually do not need your help. To determine whether to leave them or take them to a professional, see this article.
Like most animals, birds are better off with their parents. The infographic on this page can help you decide what needs to be done.
Unless the turtle is injured (bleeding, cracked shell, etc), they do not need your help. Please let them in their home. Box turtles, like the one pictured here, are endangered and illegal to remove from the wild.
If their mother has been killed, please get them to a licensed rehabber. DO NOT try to feed them yourselves. They are very fragile and often die when inexperienced people try to raise them after consulting Google.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources provides general guidance about orphaned and injured animals here.
After contacting a rehabber, place the baby in a warm, dark place, such as a box with a heating pad. DO NOT handle it and DO NOT try to feed it yourself. Keep children and other pets away from the animal. Stress can kill wildlife.
Probably not. And if you can, you probably shouldn't. We receive too many surrender requests for animals where both the animal and its human would have been much happier if the animal was left wild.
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