Injured Animals

Found an Injured Animal?

To help an ill or injured animal, call the Center’s wildlife staff at 440-871-2900 before intervening.

Beginning July 7, wildlife intakes of injured animals from members of the public will resume by pre-scheduled appointment. These wildlife services will continue to be offered at no charge. People seeking assistance for wildlife must call 440-871-2900 or email wildlife@lensc.org prior to coming to the Center.

Due to high demand for our services, please anticipate leaving a message for our wildlife specialists who will return your call. Animals will not be accepted into the facility without a pre-scheduled appointment. 

Never put your own safety at risk trying to help wildlife. If you can safely capture the animal, place it in an escape-proof box (with air holes) not much bigger than the animal itself. Do not offer food or water as it may harm or even kill the animal. Place the box in a dark, quiet location until it can be transported to the Center for a medical examination.

The Center’s staff is unable to pick up or rescue animals. However, they can be transported to the Center to receive quality care and hopefully another chance at life in the wild.

If you would like to check on an animal that you recently brought in for treatment and have its intake number, or for general wildlife questions, please email wildlife@lensc.org.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is offering pre-registered guided tours and pre-scheduled wildlife intake appointments:Learn more
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