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:
- Call or e-mail us for assistance if you live outside of the greater Omaha area. Or...
- If you are in the greater Omaha area, you can take the animal to the Nebraska Humane Society at 90th and Fort in Omaha. We pick up all wildlife at the shelter between 4 and 6 PM each day.
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
Our Wildlife Center in Louisville is currently closed as we move into a new building in the Omaha metro area. Please take your animal to the Nebraska Humane Society at 90th and Fort St. in Omaha. We pick up all wildlife there twice daily!
We will let you know when you can start bringing wildlife to our new location!