bringing injured
animals to wrc

Finding an injured animal is stressful. Let us help you:

Step 1: Identify your animal
Step 2: Determine if it needs rescue
Step 3: Contact us for an appointment 

animal identification

I found an

orphaned mammal

Species included: Squirrels (Including Chipmunks, Ground Squirrels), Rabbits, Opossums, Woodchucks, Mink/Weasels, Fox or Porcupine

I found an

Orphaned bird

Species included: Songbirds (Robins, Doves, etc), Corvids (Crows, Raven, Jays) Waterfowl (Ducks, Geese, Herons), Game Birds (Turkeys) and Raptors (Owls, Hawks, Vultures, Falcons & Eagles)

I found an 

Injured adult bird or mammal

The found animal is either bleeding, dragging a limb, unable to walk/stand or in any other way, not able to behave normally.

This animal needs to come in. See below for intake procedures!

I don’t know what I have! 

Send a photo to our EMERGENCY TEXT ONLY line at 616.606.5805

Special WINTER Consideration:

Winter sees an increase in injured and deformed adult geese in need of help. We are here to help! Do you have a goose in need?


contact us:

If you have a question about injured wildlife, CALL 616-361-6109 or our EMERGENCY TEXT ONLY line: 616-606-5805. Our EMERGENCY TEXT ONLY line offers basic animal identification and instructions while you await further assistance.


Intake Hours:

8:00AM–11:00AM & 5:00PM–6:00PM

Intakes are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Animals left without an appointment are NOT permitted. Call the number below to make an appointment and, if needed, leave only one voicemail. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible!



WRC operates entirely on donations and volunteers. Our team is constantly tending to wildlife, making supply runs, and bringing animals to the vet. We do not have the resources to provide pick-up, so we ask for your assistance in bringing the animal to us.

1504 Union Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505