DEDICATED TO THE CARE OF INJURED AND ORPHANED WILDLIFE IN RHODE ISLAND
The Wildlife Clinic of Rhode Island and Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island (WRARI) have been providing direct, hands-on medical and rehabilitative care to ALL species of injured or orphaned wildlife in the state since 1993. Our organization assists more than 6000 wild patients annually, with the goal of releasing them back into the environment.
FOUND A WILD ANIMAL?
If you have found what you think is an injured or orphaned wild animal in Rhode Island, please call us at 401-294-6363 before taking action so we can assess the situation with you in real time. Not all circumstances require intervention.
If found in Massachusetts: Click Here
If found in Connecticut: Click Here
Marine mammals and sea turtles: Click Here
RABIES VECTOR SPECIES
Skunks, foxes, woodchucks, raccoons, and bats are considered Rabies Vector Species (RVS) in Rhode Island. If you come across an individual of any of these species that you think may be in need of assistance, please do not touch them with bare hands. Any bare-handed contact is considered an "exposure" by the RI Department of Health and the animal is required by law to be euthanized and submitted for rabies testing. Proper handling protocols must be adhered to. BEFORE you handle, please contact us for instructions at 401-294-6363 or contact the RI DEM at 401-222-3070.
Please note it is illegal to take a wild animal into your home and keep it as a pet or care for and release it unless you are a licensed rehabilitator. It is also illegal to move a wild bird or mammal across state lines.
OUR FOUNDATION PARTNERS
We are extremely grateful to these philanthropic foundations for their support through the years. Their partnership has enabled us to build and secure the foundation upon which WRARI is built and ensure that Rhode Island's wildlife will always have a safe place to land.