Can I take care of a baby animal?

No! Not only is it a bad idea, but it is also illegal. An orphaned wild animal should always be taken to a wildlife rehabilitation center where it can be hand-raised by a licensed professional, socialized with members of the same species, and ultimately released back into the wild. Contact New England Wildlife Center or Cape Wildlife Center for assistance, or visit to find a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in your area.

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1. Can I take care of a baby animal?
2. I see baby rabbits everywhere in the spring. They appear to be alone. Are they orphans?
3. Does Animal Control handle abandoned wildlife?
4. Does Animal Control handle injured wildlife?