Found An Animal

Rely on Us to Provide Compassionate Care to Injured Wildlife

Please use our charts to help you make the correct decision for the animal you found.
Select an animal below or view all fact sheets.

Need help?

Need help?
  • If you still don't know what to do, or if the above charts led you to "call a licensed wildlife rehabilitator", then please contact us at (847) 842-8000.
  • Please place the injured or orphaned animal in a box and cover the box. Place the box in a quiet, dark place and leave the animal alone. It is important that you minimize any interaction with the animal in order to reduce the animal's stress and, therefore, to improve the probability of it being successfully returned to the wild.
  • Do NOT feed or give water to an injured or orphaned animal unless you have been directed to do so by a member of our staff. Improperly feeding an animal can cause significant harm up to and including death. In a majority of cases, animals that arrive at Flint Creek Wildlife after a member of the public has attempted to feed them have significant problems despite the public's good intentions.

Species treated, hours of operation, and appointment policies are included on our About Us page. Please remember when you call us that we may not answer the phone since we are often busy taking care of other animals, but please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Fact Sheets about Birds

Fact Sheets about Birds
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Many times, healthy birds are mistaken for orphans when they are not. If you think an animal is orphaned, do not pick up the animal unless it is in immediate danger or unless instructed to do so by a member of our staff.

Birds Frequently Collide with My Windows

I Cut Down a Tree and There Were Baby Birds

Birds of pray

Fact Sheets about Birds of Prey

Fact Sheets about Birds of Prey

I Cut Down a Tree and There Were Baby Birds

I Found a Bird Caught in Fishing Line

Fact Sheets about Bunnies

Fact Sheets  about Bunnies
bunnies

Many times, healthy baby bunnies are mistaken for orphans when they are not. If you think an animal is orphaned, do not pick up the animal unless it is in immediate danger or unless instructed to do so by a member of our staff.

coyotes

Fact Sheets about Coyotes

Fact Sheets about Coyotes

Fact Sheets about Deer

Fact Sheets  about Deer
deer

Many times, healthy fawns are mistaken for orphans when they are not. If you think an animal is orphaned, do not pick up the animal unless it is in immediate danger or unless instructed to do so by a member of our staff.

geese

Fact Sheets about Ducks & Geese

Fact Sheets about Ducks & Geese

I Found a Duck/Goose that Is Limping

I Found an Animal in My Window Well

foxes

Fact Sheets about Foxes

Fact Sheets about Foxes

I Found an Animal in My Window Well

I Have a Fox in My Yard/Neighborhood

I Have an Animal Living Under My Deck/Porch

monk_parakeets

Fact Sheets about Monk Parakeets

Fact Sheets about Monk Parakeets
opossums

Fact Sheets about Opossums

Fact Sheets  about Opossums

I Have an Animal Living Under My Deck/Porch

raccoon

Fact Sheets about Raccoons

Fact Sheets  about Raccoons

I Found an Animal in My Window Well

I Have an Animal Living Under My Deck/Porch

skunk

Fact Sheets about Skunks

Fact Sheets about Skunks
squirrels

Fact Sheets about Squirrels

Fact Sheets  about Squirrels
turtle

Fact Sheets about Turtles

Fact Sheets about Turtles