Winnebago County Animals Services does not have the capabilities at our facility to rehabilitate or care for young wildlife; however, there are a number of wildlife rehabilitators in the area who can help!
Some animal mothers leave their young alone for long time periods (fawns, rabbits) while others closely supervise them (raccoons). If you have found an orphaned animal, do not touch or feed any baby wild animal. If the animal is already in your possession, put the animal in a secure, ventilated container and keep it in a warm, dark and quiet place until a wildlife rehabilitator can assist. Contact a wildlife rehabilitator directly.
Loud noises can badly stress baby wild animals, and the wrong foods (like milk and lettuce) can kill them. If you must handle the baby animal, heavy gloves should be worn at all times.
Winnebago County Wildlife Rehabilitators
- Hoo Haven Durand 815-629-2212 State & Fed Permits
- Debbie Bienemann Rockford 815-315-3151 Raccoons
- Brook Brauer Rockford 815-558-5175 Raccoons
- Lisa Beardsworth Winnebago 815-298-1300 Squirrels, opossums
- Sherri Gendron Rockford 815-985-3212 Rabbits
- Joyce Keegan Rockford 815-505-7429 Raccoons
- Shirley Klotz Rockford 815-965-4002 Raccoons, squirrels
- Candice Ridlbauer Loves Park 815-633-9193 Birds of Prey
- Ann Whitney Pecatonica 815-742-9119 Adult Birds
- Kim Woodkey South Beloit 608-207-5615 Raccoons