Emergency Wildlife Crisis Contact

We are a small center and can take a limited number of animals at a time. YOU MUST CALL FIRST before bringing wildlife to our facility so we can receive it. If you get our voicemail we are busy helping the animals in our care. We will call you back when we can.

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Become a Wildlife Rehabilitator

Do you want to learn more about how to get involved directly in the rescue, care & rehabilitation of wildlife? Would you like to become a licensed wildlife rehabilitator? Is it for you? Read up on some of our rescue stories, learn about attending wildlife conferences, read current research, and understand the guidelines for becoming a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

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You Can Help: Donate Today

Every little bit helps. Dawndale Farm Wildlife is small home-based facility that is exclusively charitable and educational. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded entirely by donations. ALL donations go to helping the wildlife in our care. Staffing, facilities, and love are all free.

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Dawndale Farm Wildlife Blog

There's always so much happening! Keep your finger on the pulse. Check out our blog for news & updates on new patients, scheduled releases, tips & advice for rehabbers, conferences/events & so much more.

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If You Find Wildlife in Distress

Your Safety Comes First



  • Do NOT attempt to capture wildlife without first contacting a wildlife rehabilitator or the Massachusetts Environmental Police.
  • Never handle wildlife with bare hands, always use gloves.
  • Improper food can make an animal extremely ill and young or compromised wildlife easily aspirate fluids.
  • Handling by a person causes stress to wildlife. WARM, DARK, and QUIET is the key to keeping an animal stable until they can be transported to a rehabilitator.


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  • Not all babies that are found need to come to a wildlife rehabilitator.
  • Adult birds and animals will protect themselves and bite or scratch when approached.
  • Mammals behaving in an unusual manner or out during times of the day that are not normal for the species may have rabies.
  • If a baby is clearly in distress, cold, ill, or injured – place in a box with a cover that has soft material in it. Put a heating pad on low under the box.  Make sure the box has a secure lid.