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The Wildlife Rescue Center is permitted by the Missouri Department of
Conservation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to treat sick and/or injured
native Missouri mammals (except deer), reptiles, amphibians, water birds*,
and game birds* for rehabilitation and release to the wild.


Wild mammals such as opossums, rabbits, squirrels, etc. 

Wild reptiles such as turtles, lizards, and snakes 

Wild amphibians such as frogs, toads, and salamanders

In addition to permitting restrictions, the Center may suspend admission of certain species due to capacity limits, especially during the busy baby season (March through September).


*Wild Birds We Can Treat:


The Wildlife Rescue Center treats wild water birds such as ducks, geese, and pelicans, as well as wild game birds such as turkey and quail.

Wild Birds We Cannot Treat: Songbirds and other small wild birds (e.g.  robins, finches, doves, etc.) are treated by Wild Bird Rehabilitation in St. Louis, MO (Overland). Birds of prey (e.g. hawks, owls, eagles) are treated by World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park, MO. Please contact these organizations directly if you have a wild bird in need of their care.


Small birds (songbirds): 314-426-6400

Birds of prey (raptors): 314-337-8889

To find additional help for wildlife or for help outside of the St. Louis, MO region you may visit Animal Help Now at for a list of local permitted rehabbers. 

Have you found a wild animal that might need help? Click the BUTTON below for more information.

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