Do not bring orphaned or injured wildlife to Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries.

Alert Date: August 28, 2017

Do not drop-off orphaned or injured wildlife at Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries. We cannot accept wildlife or other animals from the public. 

What to do if you encounter sick, orphaned, or injured wildlife

First, assess the situation. If you find a bird, determine if it's an injured adult bird or a baby bird unable to fly yet.

Remember, most mammals are susceptible to rabiesif you find a sick or injured mammal, stay away and do not attempt to handle or move it. 

If the bird or animal appears truly injured, you should contact a state-licensed wildlife rehabilitator.