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If you have found orphaned, injured or sick wildlife, please take a few minutes to answer some questions so we can better guide you on what to do next.

About Rabies-vector Species

If you have found an orphaned, sick or injured raccoon, woodchuck, skunk (Caution: can spray), or bat, DO NOT touch this animal with your bare hands. All of these species are considered to be rabies vector species, which means that they are the most common wildlife species in Massachusetts that transmit rabies to other animals or people. Get more information about rabies-vector species.

Special Considerations

Please note that some animals are dangerous or have special considerations regarding handling and transportation.