Wildlife Rehabilitators are people who have obtained state and federal permits to care for injured, ill and orphaned wildlife, with the ultimate goal of releasing them back into the wild. Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of wildlife rehabilitators in the state of Massachusetts.
If you find a sick or injured animal, it is important to locate a licensed rehabilitator. Many rehabilitators specialize in caring for certain types of wildlife such as songbirds or small mammals, however, the permit allows them to accept all authorized wildlife. View map of rehabilitators in Massachusetts.
If you would like to know more about becoming a Wildlife Rehabilitator, permit prerequisites and application procedures or simply look for volunteer opportunities to find out if wildlife rehabilitation is for you, visit our information page on becoming a wildlife rehabilitator.