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Found an sick, injured or orphaned animal? These links will help you connect with a licensed rehabilitator near you. Rehabilitators are often busy caring for their patients so please leave a message and wait for a call back. It’s important to call quickly. Waiting even a short time greatly decreases a sick or injured animal’s chance of survival. Never give the animal anything to eat or drink and please follow the expert’s advice closely. After providing the necessary care for the animal, most rehabilitators will release it near where it was found. So, if you rescue a animal, you might get to enjoy its release back to the wild!​

In Northern Virginia, call Wildlife Veterinary Care at 540-664-9494 (

In Maryland, call Owl Moon Raptor Center at 301-353-8947 (

In Washington DC, call City Wildlife at 202-882-1000 (

In all three areas, you can also call the Wildlife Rescue League at 703-440-0800 to be connected with a local rehabilitator (

For help with wildlife throughout Virginia, you can call the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries at 855-571-9003 or go to their website to look up a rehabilitator close to home

In Maryland, go to the Department of Natural Resources website or call them at 877-463-6497

For information on how to safely handle an injured raptor like this hawk, go to