Individuals listed in this directory have the required permits to work with wildlife. MWRA provides this service solely for the benefits of its members and the public. It is not intended in any way to endorse anyone on this list.
When you contact a rehabilitator, you most likely will get an answering machine, particular during the very busy spring/summer season. Please be patient and they will call you back. It is up to the public to transport the animal to the rehabilitator, if at all possible.
Do not risk injury to yourself or the animal if you are unable or uncertain about handling it. Instead, give the exact location [e.g. “corner of Main Street and First Avenue” or “3 miles south on Mid-County Highway from Woodfield Rd.”] and approximate description [e.g. “found a large bird that I think is injured” or “found a small deer that I think is abandoned”] to the nearest rehabilitator. All rehabilitators will be too busy during the heavy season to leave and pick up an animal. In some cases, the local animal control will be able to pick it up.
Disclaimer: The MWRA is not responsible for the injury of anyone who chooses to handle wildlife that is being transported to a rehabilitator.
(Species handled is listed after each rehabilitator)
Anne Arundel County
Ellicott City, MD
Phoenix Wildlife Center, Inc.
Northern Baltimore County
Raptors, Songbirds, Small Mammals, Bald Eagle Permit
Ellicott City, MD
All Creatures Great and Small
Birds and Mammals, No RVS
Frisky’s Wildlife and Primate Sanctuary
Migratory Birds, Mammals, Fawns
Second Chance Wildlife Center
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Bats
Silver Spring, MD
Waterfowl Conflict Issues & Rescues
Owl Moon Raptor Center
301-353-8947 (Leave messages here)
St. Marys County
Back To The Wild Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
Rabies Vector Species and Small Mammals
Barbara & Michael Main
Clear Spring, MD
Fawns, Small Mammals, Waterfowl, Water Birds, Passerines, Bats, Reptiles
Small Mammals, Birds, Reptiles
Marine Mammal & Sea Turtle Stranding Hotline 1-800-628-9944
Report all sightings & strandings to the hotline.
We are currently not able to provide contact information for a wildlife rehabilitator or wildlife rehabilitation center in the following Counties: (for assistance, please contact Maryland DNR toll-free @ 1-877-8DNR (8367) (Weekdays 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)