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What To Do After Hours

Tufts Wildlife Clinic receives many calls and visitors regarding sick, injured and found wildlife while it is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on weekdays (please try to drop off before 4 pm so we have time to admit the animal before we close) and from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm on weekends.

After hours, it is important to keep the injured wild animal in a warm, dark and quiet place until the following morning, when you are able to make contact with Tufts Wildlife Clinic. If the issue seems life-threatening, you may bring the animal to receive emergency services at Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University.

Please note:  It is important to discern a life-threatening situation necessitating an after-hours emergency visit to Foster Hospital for Small Animals versus a trip to Tufts Wildlife Clinic the following morning.   When prudent to do so, waiting to visit Tufts Wildlife Clinic may be the best option for the injured wild animal.

A Note About Healthy Baby Animals

It is important to note that Tufts Wildlife Clinic does NOT accept healthy baby animals or those who are orphaned or abandoned. In those situations, please find a Wildlife Rehabilitator in Massachusetts.