If you’ve found an animal you believe is in distress, please call CCEEC or another wildlife center before deciding to intervene. Many times animals are thought to be sick or orphaned when they’re merely displaying behaviors that are normal and healthy. A rehabilitator can help you decide what, if anything, should be done.
Never put your safety or that of others at risk. Rescuing animals from busy highways is not recommended. Some birds such as loons and herons can be dangerous to handle, as they may stab at your eyes or face with a long, powerful beak.
CCEEC will not accept any animal that may have exposed humans to disease. If you or someone you know has been bitten or scratched by a mammal – even a very young, seemingly healthy one – please contact your nearest public health department.
CCEEC does not accept adult deer, bear or coyotes for rehabilitation. Contact the Pennsylvania Game Commission for help with these potentially dangerous animals. Find the PGC online at www.pgc.state.pa.us. Click on “About Us” and scroll down to “Contact Information”.
An up-to-date listing of wildlife rehabilitators in Pennsylvania can be found at www.pawr.com.