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Help an Injured Animal

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Trout Lake Nature Center's Injured or Pest Wildlife Resources

TLNC is not permitted or licensed to work with injured wildlife but we maintain a list of contacts that work with injured wildlife in the area.


You place the injured bird in a paper bag or box. Close the bag or box securely so it doesn’t escape. Place the bag or box in a quiet, dark place away from extreme heat or cold. DO NOT offer the bird food or water. Every animal except squirrels require a permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to rehabilitate. TLNC is not permitted to rehabilitate wildlife and does not have the resources (staff, medical or expertise). Instead we try to connect you with legitimate rehabilitators.

  • Ahopha Rescue Inc 386-233-1054 DeLeon Springs area

  • Animal Clinic of Lady Lake 414 Teague Trail, Lady Lake 352-753-5333 No baby song birds, reptiles or animals w/hoofs. Will do squirrels. Must deliver.

  • Audubon Birds of Prey Center 407-644-0190 Volunteer in area Janice Buczkewski C: 407-333-4440

  • Avian Reconditioning Center or Carol McCorcall 407-461-1056 323 West Lester Rd, Apopka. Birds of prey only, must deliver bird to Center.

  • Back to Nature (SE Orlando) 407-568-5138 Birds and small mammals

  • Featherland Avian Rehab Center or Anita DeVillegas 352-229-4477 No baby song birds. Will do some pick-ups and capture depending on distance

  • Marine Science Center (Volusia) 386-304-5545 Mainly water birds

  • Sea World 407-351-3600 Choose Opt. 4 Leave a message and they will call back.

  • Carol Hawk (near fairgrounds) Cell 352-409-4216 Transport birds to Birds of Prey Center Or try 352-357-1541

  • Jean Hopkins 407-948-3354 (Clermont) –Birds will do songbirds

  • Rita 434-944-8975–Will do some baby or song birds

  • Jan O'Connell, 352-589-0199–Will do some baby or song birds



Bats & Tortoises

  • City Bat Conservancy 407-409-0373 Bats and Gopher Tortoises
  • Fly by Night, (Osteen) Laura Seckbach Finn, 407-414-2142


Nuisance Wildlife or Domestic Animals

  • Lake County Animal Services 352-343-9688 Closed Sundays

  • Humane Society 16435 McKinley Rd, Umatilla 352-589-7400 Closed Mondays and Sundays, cats and dogs only.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or FWC 352-732-1225


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