Have a Wild Animal That Needs Help?
Before you decide to pick-up a wild animal and bring it in for care, please do the following:
- Go to the page in this section about the animal you see and read on to determine if it is really in need of help.
- If the animal is not injured or orphaned, please leave it be.
- If after talking to us or reading this page, you decide the animal actually needs help, please do the following:
- Using gloves, place the animal in a cardboard box or cat carrier lined with a towel or t-shirt.
- Keep it warm with a heating pad set on low or a plastic bottle filled with warm water.
- Keep it in a dark, quiet place, away from children and pets, until you can get it to us, and then:
- Bring the animal to the new Baldwin Wildlife Center at 9777 M Street in Omaha. We are currently open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, 7 days a week. (On Christmas and New Year's Day, we will be open by appointment. Please call us at 402-234-2473 before you come.)
- Call or e-mail us for assistance if you live outside of the greater Omaha area or are unable to bring the animal yourself.
Use extreme caution when handling wildlife! Always place a barrier between the animal and your hands (gloves and/or a heavy towel) and do not allow children to handle wildlife! Report any bites or scratches immediately.
How to Get to the Wildlife Center
Nebraska Wildlife Rehab's Baldwin Wildlife Center is located at 9777 M Street in Omaha, NE. We are currently open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM 7 days a week. On Christmas Day and New Year's Day, we will be open by appointment. Please call 402-234-2473 before coming on those days.