Our practice does its best to help native wildlife, doing extensive work helping raptors in conjunction with the American Wildlife Refuge.

As a courtesy to our clients, we will accept wildlife cases on a space-available basis. However we lack the resources to care for all of the animals we are asked to help, so if you are interested in bringing wildlife to us, please call in advance in order to ensure that we will be able to to them. Wildlife will be treated for our regular physical examination charge. Additional payment towards the care for wildlife is welcome. Avian and Exotic Animal Care is a for-profit organization, therefore contributions towards the care of wildlife are not tax deductible. All wildlife turned over to the hospital becomes the responsibility of the hospital. Animals are turned over to licensed rehabilitators following recovery. They cannot be returned to unlicensed presenters. Here are some excellent wildlife resources you can refer to if you have found a wild animal:

  • NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine Turtle Rescue Team Raleigh: student-run, volunteer, helps with wild turtles. 919-982-5923
  • American Wildlife Refuge Raleigh: volunteer organization for helping birds of prey. www.americanwildliferefuge.org
  • Wildlife Welfare: Resource center for all types of wildlife in our area. www.wildlifewelfare.org