What To Do If You Find an Injured Animal

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If you ever come across a sick or injured animal, here’s a few places you can contact! We’ve also listed what you should and shouldn’t do. Always use caution when you come across a sick or injured animal.

Find Your Local Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Click here to find your local wildlife rehabilitation center. Most rehabilitators do not provide services to pick up wildlife. They rely on you to get these animals to them. Most work out of their homes and are not on-call 24 hours a day. Be courteous and mindful of this when you are calling for their assistance.


For Marine Mammal & Sea Bird Emergencies in Southern California
Marine Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in El Segundo, California. They rescue sick and injured marine wildlife 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.


For Injured Wildlife in Long Beach, CA
The Long Beach Animal Hospital has a Wildlife Program that provides free medical care for injured wildlife. They work closely with the California Department of Fish & Game to ensure that all state and federal laws are followed.


For Injured Seals or Sea Lions Along LA County Coastline
Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles is the only rehabilitation hospital in Los Angeles for seals and sea lions stranded on beaches from Malibu to Seal Beach due to illness, injury or malnutrition. MMCC primarily treats and releases rescued California sea lions, northern elephant seals, Pacific harbor seals, and northern fur seals.


​For Sick, Injured, and Orphaned Native Wildlife in Southern California
The Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center (WWCC)  is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife, some of which are threatened/endangered species. The center is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


How to Tell if Baby Animals are Orphaned, Injured, or Perfectly Fine
Baby wild animals might seem like they need our help, but unless the animal is truly orphaned or injured, there is no need to rescue them. These tips from the The Humane Society can help you decide whether to take action.