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Remember, a young animal’s best chance for surviving is with its parents. If you find a baby animal and know that the parents are dead or are certain that the parents are not attending the young animal, it is orphaned and you will need to get the animal to a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator. In many cases, you will have to leave a message. If you do not receive a call back within several hours (or by the next morning if you call after 6PM), try contacting a different wildlife rehabilitator for advice. You can find a list of local wildlife rehabilitators in your area by visiting the Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife website.
If you find sick or injured wildlife and cannot bring it to Tufts Wildlife Clinic, then you need to get the animal to a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator. Rehabilitators are located all over the state of Massachusetts and you can find a map of them to locate the one closest to you by visiting the MassWildlife Rehabilitators Map. In many cases, you will have to leave a message. If you do not receive a call back within several hours (or by the next morning if you call after 6PM), try contacting a different wildlife rehabilitator for advice. You can find a list of local wildlife rehabilitators in your area by visiting the Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife website.