Found an Animal

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?

  • 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.