Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Services

Wildlife Rehab IL

Our Wildlife Rescue Procedure

At Wildlife Habitat, we are dedicated to providing the best care for wild animals that have been injured. Our staff of dedicated veterinarians, vet technicians, and volunteers care for the animals until they are ready to be released back into the wild. After an animal is brought in, our staff will fully evaluate it to determine the extent of its injuries. If it is determined that there is nothing that can be done for the animal, we will humanely euthanize it to stop its suffering. If it is determined that we can treat the animal, it will be admitted and our team of skilled professionals will treat its wounds and injuries.

Sometimes, treatment may be as simple as letting the animal recover in a dark room so its stress levels go down. Other times, surgery may be required. For both of these situations and everything in between, Wildlife Habitat is fully equipped and prepared with the best medical staff and equipment to handle the case.

Most of our animal patients spend time in our intensive care unit recovering. This allows them to get the proper care they need to fully recover from their surgeries and/or injuries. After their time in our ICU, they are then moved to our outdoor facilities so they can get reacclimated to the weather. During this time, we constantly monitor their behavior and watch for further signs of improvement.

After our experts have determined that the animal is fully recovered and ready for reintroduction to the wild, we prepare them for release. We release the animals in specific, secure and discreet locations based on the species. We take the location of the release under serious consideration so that the animal has the best chance for survival.

Animal Rescue

Our Animal Acceptance Policy

At Wildlife Habitat, we are dedicated to treating injured and orphaned wildlife including eastern chipmunks, eastern cottontails, mink, muskrats, opossums, gray and fox squirrels, woodchucks, small rodents, raccoons, coyotes, foxes, weasels, songbirds, birds of prey, waterfowl, migratory birds, turtles, snakes, frogs, salamanders, and toads. If you come across and injured or ill animal that we do not treat, we will direct you to a rehabilitation center or clinic that does.

In addition to providing care for animals, we also will give out nesting boxes for healthy squirrels and raccoons so they can have a safe place to live. This will ensure they do not end up nesting in places like your attic or crawlspace.

As a note, we will treat wild animals that have been domesticated but after treatment if we are unable to find them a suitable home or if we determine that they are unable to survive in the wild unaided, we will humanely euthanize them.

At Wildlife Habitat, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care for wild animals so if you come across and injured or ill wild animal, call us and we will do all we can to get them properly rehabilitated and reintroduced into the wild.