PRWC is open to visitors from 11:00am - 4:00 pm and open for intakes from 8:00 - 5:00 pm daily. If you find an injured animal outside normal hours call us and leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible. (941) 637-3830

Does this animal need your help?

Does this animal need help? It’s often hard to tell if an animal truly needs rescue or not. When in doubt, contact us.

If you find an injured or orphaned animal after hours, place it in a container in a warm, dark, and quiet place. Call PRWC at (941) 637-3830 and leave a message. We will call you back as soon as possible. Please do not attempt to feed the animal or do any medical treatment.

Useful Printable Guides:
I Found a Baby Mammal, Now What? (PDF) | I Found a Baby Bird, Now What? (PDF) | Construct a Squirrel Nest Box (PDF) 


Click the buttons below for specific information on how to help injured, orphaned or displaced Wildlife.

For larger mammals such as Bobcats and Coyotes, or large birds of prey such as Eagles, Hawks or Owls, please call us at 941-637-3830 and Animal Control at 941-833-5690 for further assistance.