HELP! I FOUND A WILD ANIMAL!

Please contact the Wildlife Center of Missouri at (636) 394.1880 if you have found an animal that has obvious injuries or is in immediate peril. Do not give any food or water as this can be harmful to the animal.

If you have found a baby animal you believe may need help please read below to determine a course of action.

Contact the Wildife Rescue Center immediately if:
  • The animal is obviously injured
  • The mother is known to be dead
  • There are flies around the baby and/or there are white or yellow clumps of fly eggs in the baby's fur (especially around the eyes, ears, mouth, armpits, anus). These will hatch maggots that will begin to feed on the baby. If maggots are already present, every effort should be made to get the baby to the Wildlife Rescue Center as soon as possible.
If the baby has suffered no injuries and the mother's whereabouts are unknown, do not offer the baby food or water as this can harm the animal. Click on links below for more information: