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 Treated at the Center:


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

WILD BIRDS NOT TREATED HERE: Small wild birds such as songbirds (eg.  robins, doves, finches, etc.) are treated by Wild Bird Rehabilitation in St. Louis, MO (Overland). Wild birds of prey (eg. hawks, owls) 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): WildBirdRehab.org 314-426-6400

Birds of prey (raptors): WorldBirdSanctuary.org 314-337-8889

To find additional help for wildlife not treated here or wildlife found outside of Missouri, you may visit Animal Help Now at ahnow.org for a list of local permitted rehabbers. 

For domestic animals (including domestic ducks and geese), you may visit the Humane Society of Missouri website at HSMO.org for information. 

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

Rescuing, Rehabilitating, Releasing Native Wildlife Since 1979